Tag: Jim-al-khalili


Documenteries on Muslim Civilisation

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 19th May 2020

We need a visual presentation to understand things better as the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words". Some still think Muslim Civilisation did little contribution to science, even there many books and…

Jim Al-Khalili

by Jim Al-Khalili Published on: 24th January 2020


Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam

by Sairah Yassir-Deane Published on: 7th May 2014

In a bid to shed light on the often overlooked Muslim contribution to the history of science, long-term trustee and supporter of Foundation for Science (FSTC), Technology and Civilisation, Professor Jim al-Khalili, presented the 2014…


Professor Jim Al-Khalili: The Forgotten Legacy of Arabic Science

by The Editorial Team Published on: 12th November 2013

Jim Al-Khalili is a British theoretical nuclear physicist, professor at the University of Surrey, academic author and broadcaster. He is also long-time trustee and supporter of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC). He…

BBC Four: Science & Islam by Prof. Jim Al-Khalili

BBC Four: Science & Islam by Prof. Jim Al-Khalili

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

British scientist, author and broadcaster Prof. Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia, Turkeyand Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the…


New Book by Jim Al-Khalili – Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science

by The Editorial Team Published on: 10th December 2010

For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. In this compelling, inspiring book, Jim Al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world. All scientists have stood on…


Statement of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Opening Session

by Jim Al-Khalili Published on: 15th July 2010

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. In this brief statement, Professor Jim Al-Khalili outlines some ideas about intercultural dialogue from the standpoint of…


Jim Al-Khalili in an Interview with New Scientist: Islam’s House of Wisdom will Rise Again

by Kaleem Hussain Published on: 3rd February 2010

In a recent interview with the magazine New Scientist, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey, Broadcaster and member of Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (a network of experts working with FSTC)…


It’s Time to Herald the Arabic Science That Prefigured Darwin and Newton

by Jim Al-Khalili Published on: 3rd January 2009

In this era of intolerance and cultural tension, Professor Al-Khalili launched a hearty plea in The Guardian in January 2008 to appreciate the fertile scholarship that flowered with Islam. The tradition of Islamic science contributed…


Remembering the Language of History and Science: When the World Spoke Arabic

by The Editorial Team Published on: 1st January 2009

Two shows are expected to be broadcast on BBC Four in January 2009: An Islamic History of Europe by Rageh Omaar and Science and Islam by Jim Al-Khalili. As a gift for the Hijri 1430…


Science and Rationalism in 9th Century Baghdad

by Jim Al-Khalili Published on: 12th November 2008

Text of the Lecture of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Conference Muslim Heritage in our World: Social Cohesion marking the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the House of Parliament, 15th of October 2008, Church House, London,…