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The Influence of Ibn al-Haytham on Kamal al-Din al-Farisi
This is a very short note summarizing the lecture presented by Dr Saira Malik in the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) meeting organized by FSTC at the Royal Society in London on March 30, 2011...
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Reflections on the Optics of Time
Based on the outstanding achievement of Ibn al-Haytham's work in optics, which paved the way for the "Optics of Space," Dr. Charles M. Savage develops in this stimulating article a vibrant plea for...
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Kamal Al-Din Al-Farisi’s Explanation of the Rainbow
This article focuses on a critical presentation of the arguments put forward by Kamal al-Din al-Farisi about the formation of the rainbow. This optical phenomenon was explained simultaneously but...
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The Late Professor Abdelhamid I. Sabra: An Obituary
Abdelhamid Ibrahim Sabra, Professor Emeritus of the History of Arabic Science at Harvard University, passed...
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Figure 2: Illustration depicting Ibn al-Haytham by Hanane Kai. (Source).
Nader El-Bizri: Ibn al-Haytham - An Introduction
This presentation focused on the historical and epistemic bearings of the scientific legacy of the celebrated...
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Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Ibn al-Haytham. (Source).
Ibn al-Haytham and Psychophysics
The famous scientist Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen') has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and...
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