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Place of the day - Building, Mönchengladbach

Place of the day - Building, Mönchengladbach

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Place of the day - Ev. Gemeindehaus, Mönchengladbach

Place of the day - Ev. Gemeindehaus, Mönchengladbach

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Place of the day - Building, Mönchengladbach

Place of the day - Building, Mönchengladbach

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Place of the day - Attraction, Mönchengladbach

Place of the day - Attraction, Mönchengladbach

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Place of the day - Building, Mönchengladbach

Place of the day - Building, Mönchengladbach

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Place of the day - Burgturm, Mönchengladbach

Place of the day - Burgturm, Mönchengladbach

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Place of the day - Christiaan Huygens, Gemeente Rotterdam

Place of the day - Christiaan Huygens, Gemeente Rotterdam

Christiaan Huygens ( HY-gənz, HOY-; Dutch: [ˈɦœyɣə(n)s] (listen); Latin: Hugenius; 14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution. In physics, Huygens made groundbreaking contributions in optics and mechanics, while as an astronomer he is chiefly known for his studies of the rings of Saturn and the discovery of its moon Titan. As an inventor, he improved the design of the telescope with the invention of the Huygenian eyepiece. His most famous invention, however, was the invention of the pendulum clock in 1656, which was a breakthrough in timekeeping and became the most accurate timekeeper for almost 300 years. Because he was the first to use mathematical formulae to describe the laws of physics, Huygens has been called the first theoretical physicist and the founder of mathematical physics.In 1659, Huygens was the first to derive the now standard formula for the centripetal force in his work De vi centrifuga.

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