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Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham

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  1. an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)

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Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy (2015)

by Oliver Leaman

The prolific Arab polymath Abu 'Ali alHasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham alBasri al-Misri, known in Latin as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2013)

by Michel Delon

It should be noted that this problem had been addressed in the 10th century by Abu 'Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (also known as Alhazen), although here again the connection between that work and modern geometry is unknown. Considering ...

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