Huygens’s Odd Sympathy Recreated
Abstract. In 2000, a Georgia Tech research team decided to recreate experiments described by Christiaan Huygens concerning his newly invented pendulum clock. Dormant for 335 years, and resurrected as a historical curiosity, Huygens’s system informs and inspires current research in nonlinear science.
Keywords: Christiaan Huygens, pendulum clocks, synchronization, experiments, emergent behavior