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Christiaan Huygen’s birthday

Today is  Christiaan Huygens’s birthday and this is the doodle dedicated to Huygen’s birthday in April 16, 2009.

Huygens (1629-1695) as one of the first mathematicians to study Probability. He published his De ratiociniis in ludo aleae in 1656 in which he established the foundations of the Calculus of Probabilities after Pascal and Fermat’s letters. Furthermore, he worked on the cycloid, the rectification of curves, the pendulum,…

He also made important contributions to Phisics and Mechanics.

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