Tag: Ibn-al-haytham

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Ibn al-Haytham and Psychophysics

by Craig Aaen-Stockdale Published on: 4th July 2020

The famous scientist Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen') has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and vision science, but recent spurious claims that he is the ‘founder of psychophysics' rest upon unsupported assertions, a conflation…

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Digital Light & Codebreakers

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 3rd March 2020

Taken from the Bletchley Park's Digital Light: Code Makers brochure, a summary of Prof Salim Al-Hassani's speech about Muslim Civilisation's contribution in optics and cryptology.

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Author Bradley Steffens on ‘First Scientist’, Ibn al-Haytham

by Nadeem Haque Published on: 8th January 2020

Author Bradley Steffens was interviewed by IHR Director Nadeem Haque on August 25, 2017. Steffens is a poet, a novelist, and an award-winning author of more than forty nonfiction books for children and young adults.…

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Manchester Science Festival to Feature Family Event on Ibn Al-Haytham

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 20th September 2018

1001 Inventions Celebrates Ibn Al-Haytham at Manchester’s Iconic Central Library

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

by Al-Furqan Published on: 31st August 2017

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium organised by Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation – Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts, in co-operation with the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (UK), on…

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“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 11th July 2017

The film is part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO in 2015 that has engaged more than 30 million people around the world.

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1001 Inventions New Children’s Book Selected as Best Biography

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 22nd November 2016

Junior Library Guild Honours National Geographic Readers Book on Ibn al-Haytham

Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

by Media Desk Published on: 5th February 2016

From The Opening Ceremony Of The International Year Of Light At The Unesco Building In Paris France. Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

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National Geographic and 1001 Inventions Publish “Ibn al-Haytham” Children’s Book

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 21st January 2016

"Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See" releasing in 2016

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UNESCO: The Islamic Golden Age of Science for today’s knowledge-based society

by News Desk Published on: 16th September 2015

From the 14th to 15th September 2015, UNESCO representatives, worldwide researchers, academics, science historians and political decision makers gathered in Paris to explore UNESCO’s International Year of Light by visiting the progression along with contributions…

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Omar Sharif’s final film dedicated to his legacy

by News Desk Published on: 11th July 2015

Actor Omar Sharif’s final film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” has been dedicated to his legacy. Legendary Oscar-nominated actor Omar Sharif, who died on Friday 10 July 2015 in a Cairo hospital…

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The International Year of Light Sheds Light on the Dark Ages

by News Desk Published on: 27th June 2015

The UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is a multi-faceted celebration of light in its scientific, technological and cultural context. Central to this has been the recognition of Ibn al-Haytham as the founder…

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham and IYL2015 - ARABIC

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham and IYL2015 – ARABIC

by Media Desk Published on: 9th June 2015

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham on the occasion of the International Year of Light by The Jordanian Society for the History of Science.

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

by Media Desk Published on: 16th April 2015

The creators of 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets bring you a new short film on the work of 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. “A journey of Science from Darkness into Light”

UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate Ibn Al-Haytham

UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate Ibn Al-Haytham

by Media Desk Published on: 13th January 2015

Director-General Irina Bokova announces UNESCO's partnership with 1001 Inventions to launch a global campaign to celebrate the 10th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. The campaign called "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham" will be…

The Life of Ibn Al-Haytham (short film)

The Life of Ibn Al-Haytham (short film)

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2014

A short film about the life and achievements of the "Father of the Optics", Ibn al-Haytham...

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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 22nd November 2013

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water clock (Maqala fi ‘amal al-binkam)…

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Ibn Al-Haytham on Eye and Brain, Vision and Perception

by Charles G. Gross Published on: 28th September 2012

Ibn al-Haytham was the major figure in the study of optics and vision in the Middle Ages and his influence was pervasive for over 500 years. In this article, Professor Charles G. Gross, a renowned…

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The Influence of Ibn al-Haytham on Kamal al-Din al-Farisi

by Saira Malik Published on: 17th June 2011

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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Nader El-Bizri: Ibn al-Haytham – An Introduction

by Nader El-Bizri Published on: 11th June 2011

This presentation focused on the historical and epistemic bearings of the scientific legacy of the celebrated polymath al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (known in Latin as Alhazen)

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Reflections on the Optics of Time

by Charles Savage Published on: 30th May 2011

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 the need…

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham

by Media Desk Published on: 4th March 2011

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, in partnership with 1001 Inventions, announces that 2011 will be The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham.

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Kamal al-Din Abu al-Hasan (or al-Hasan) al-Farisi

by Saira Malik Published on: 18th December 2010

In this short bio-bibliography of Kamal al-Din al-Farisi, Dr Saira Malik presents succinctly the life and work of one of the most original scientists of the Islamic tradition. The author of Tanqih al-Manazir was indeed…

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Book review: Ibn al-Haytham and the New Optics

by Ruveyda Ozturk Published on: 29th October 2010

This is a book review of Ibn El-Heysem ve Yeni Optik (Ibn al-Haytham and the New Optics) by Huseyin Gazi Topdemir published in 2008 in Turkish as the first book of a series on scientific…

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The Volume of the Sphere in Arabic Mathematics: Historical and Analytical Survey

by Mustafa Mawaldi Published on: 6th April 2009

The following article focuses on the cubic measure of the volume of the sphere in Arabic mathematics. After a short presentation of the Greek and Chinese ancient legacies on this topic, the article surveys thoroughly…

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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures

by Ibrahim Shaikh Published on: 20th December 2001

"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian ophthalmology which I have studied in the past five years." With these words Julius Hirschberg, addressing…

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Ibn Al-Haytham the Muslim Physicist

by Natasha Sopieva Published on: 23rd August 2001

Snell is credited with the laws of reflection and refraction. However, Ibn Al-Haytham discovered the same phenomena in the 11th century.