Christiaan Huygens: The Father of Modern Science

Recording: Christiaan Huygens: The Father of Modern Science

Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) is one of the greats in the history of physics, right up there with the likes of Newton and Galilei. English author and journalist Hugh Aldersey-Williams has written a comprehensive history of Huygens, his inventions and mathematical proofs, and the times in which he grew up and shared his theories.

If you’d like to learn more about this classical figure and his impact on what we know and do in math and science today, join us for this Zoom lecture and interview on Wednesday, February 10th!

Christiaan Huygens, 1629-1695
Huygens’ telescope without tube. Picture from his 1684 Astroscopia Compendiaria tubi optici molimine liberata (compound telescopes without a tube)