Cairo University Celebrates the International Year of Light in Partnership with 1001 Inventions

On 17 November, the Science Heritage Center at Cairo University in collaboration with 1001 Inventions organised a seminar to celebrate International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) and pay tribute to the contributions of Ibn al-Haytham in the field of optics and light.

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The seminar entitled “The World of Ibn al-Haytham and his Journey from Darkness to Light” included talks by reputable professors of history, science and literature.

The event also featured an exhibition of relevant books and a display of bibliography on the work of Ibn al-Haytham with the support of the Egyptian General Authority for Books and National Documents.

The film “1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets” about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley was screened during the event.

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