Frases de Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens Foto
5   0

Christiaan Huygens

Fecha de nacimiento: 14. Abril 1629
Fecha de muerte: 8. Julio 1695

Anuncio

Christiaan Huygens ['krɪstja:n 'hœyxəns] fue un astrónomo, físico y matemático neerlandés.

Autores similares

Pierre Simon Laplace Foto
Pierre Simon Laplace10
matemático y astrónomo francés
Joseph-Louis de Lagrange Foto
Joseph-Louis de Lagrange3
matemático, físico y astrónomo italiano
Galileo Galilei Foto
Galileo Galilei24
astrónomo, filósofo, matemático y físico italiano
Johannes Kepler Foto
Johannes Kepler4
astrónomo y matemático alemán
Blaise Pascal Foto
Blaise Pascal127
Matemático, físico, filósofo cristiano y escritor
 Arquímedes Foto
Arquímedes5
sabio griego del siglo III a.C.
Isaac Newton Foto
Isaac Newton14
físico, filósofo, teólogo, inventor, alquimista y matemát...

Frases Christiaan Huygens

Anuncio

„What a wonderful and amazing Scheme have we here of the magnificent Vastness of the Universe! So many Suns, so many Earths, and every one of them stock’d with so many Herbs, Trees and Animals, and adorn’d with so many Seas and Mountains! And how must our wonder and admiration be encreased when we consider the prodigious distance and multitude of the Stars?“

—  Christiaan Huygens
Quam mirabilis igitur, quamque stupenda mundi amplitudo, & magnificentia jam mente concipienda est. Tot Soles, tot Terrae atque harum unaquaeque tot herbis, arboribus, animalibus, tot maribus, montibusque exornata. Et erit etiam unde augeatur admiratio, si quis ea quae de fixarum Stellarum distantia, & multitudine hisce addimus, pependerit. Book 2 http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/huygens/huygens_ct_en.htm, pp. 150-151

„... the power of this line [the cycloid] to measure time.“

—  Christiaan Huygens
Horologium Oscillatorium (1673) as quoted by Joella G. Yoder, "Christiaan Huygens, Book on the Pendulum Clock" in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 ed., Ivor Grattan-Guinness (2005)

Anuncio

„The world is my country, to promote science is my religion.“

—  Christiaan Huygens
The earliest found citation is in K.O. Meinsma, Spinoza en zijn kring. Historisch-kritische studiën over Hollandsche vrijgeesten (Martinus Nijhoff, 's-Gravenhage, 1896). This influential study was translated in French and German, but not in English. In the original Dutch context it seems as though this is not a quote from Huygens, but a characterisation by the author (Meinsma) of what 'could haven been' Huygens' devise. In Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (Episode 6) from 1980 it is phrased The world is my country, science my religion. Also in The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780 (1985) by Geoffrey Treasure, p. 474, it is declared that this was Huygens' "motto" — but this seems very similar to the much more famous and long attested declaration of Thomas Paine in Rights of Man (1791): "My country is the world, and my religion is to do good" which has long been paraphrased "The world is my country, and to do good is my religion."

Anuncio

„I do not mind at all that [Newton] is not a Cartesian provided he does not offer us suppositions like that of attraction.“

—  Christiaan Huygens
Letter to Fatio de Duillier (11 July 1687), quoted in René Dugas, Mechanics in the seventeenth century (1958), p. 440

Siguiente
Autores similares
Pierre Simon Laplace Foto
Pierre Simon Laplace10
matemático y astrónomo francés
Joseph-Louis de Lagrange Foto
Joseph-Louis de Lagrange3
matemático, físico y astrónomo italiano
Galileo Galilei Foto
Galileo Galilei24
astrónomo, filósofo, matemático y físico italiano
Johannes Kepler Foto
Johannes Kepler4
astrónomo y matemático alemán
Blaise Pascal Foto
Blaise Pascal127
Matemático, físico, filósofo cristiano y escritor