On science and the construction of identities: Remembering Ibn al-Haytham (965–1039)
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abstract
Year
2015
Abstract
Ibn al-Haytham (965–1039), best known as Alhazen, is one of the main figures of medieval Arabic science. He worked on mathematics, astronomy, optics, logic, philosophy and medicine, and, as a “modern” scientist, questioned previous theories, challenging, for instance, the Ptolemaic theory of vision. His works on light and optics, based on experimentation, established the basis for the development of Newton’s phys-ics. Due to his great influence on the development of human knowledge, especially on the fields related to light, Ibn al-Haytham must be remembered during the commemo-rations of the United Nations International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. [Contrib Sci 11(1): 95-102 (2015)]
Citation
Piniés, Mònica Rius. "On Science and the construction of identities: Remembering Ibn al-Haytham (965-1039)." Contributions to Science (2016): 95-102. https://www.raco.cat/index.php/Contributions/article/view/92658. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5A3T-GKU9.
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Copyright
Open Access
Language
English
Keywords
history of science
light