Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham
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Definition of the noun al-hasan ibn al-haytham
What does al-hasan ibn al-haytham mean as a name of something?
- 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)
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham: al-Haytham / Alhacen / Alhazen / Ibn al-Haytham
- instance of: astronomer / stargazer / uranologist = a physicist who studies astronomy; mathematician = a person skilled in mathematics; physicist = a scientist trained in physics
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by Oliver Leaman
The prolific Arab polymath Abu 'Ali alHasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham alBasri al-Misri, known in Latin as ...
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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