The Hierarchy of Being' is ultimately a celebration of the achievements of two Arab Muslim scientists, Ibn Al-Haytham
and Al-Jazari, who were both active during the peak of the Golden Age and this project synthesises their advances in the fields of optics and kinetic motion while bringing my own photographic and technological practice into the work.
The work of influential scientists, such as physicist Ibn al-Haytham
, is featured in the exhibition.
The more esoteric the topic, such as al-Kindi on optics or Ibn al-Haytham
on plane trigonometry, the less likely a published study would be found in major journals dealing with Islam.
of Lincoln, the UK) on the landmark works on optics of Ibn Al-Haytham
(Alhazen), with specific discussion of the mathematics and science, as well as the influence of his works on both Arab and European scholars.
Al-Khalili also mentions the scientist Abu al-Hassan ibn al-Haytham
in his book.
Kudair al-Tai, head of the technical department at Ibn al-Haytham
Hospital, the country's main eye hospital, is one of those waging the campaign.
As part of the festival, the American University in Cairo will bring attention to the great Egyptian scholar Al-Hassan Ibn Al-Haytham
(known in the West as Al-Hazen) and other scholars of his era with an exhibit illustrating their contributions to science.
It is this very tradition and thrust that provides the historical context for the work of the redoubtable Ibn al-Haytham
(Latin Alhacen, d.
Another inventor is the tenth century optician and physicist Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham
, simply known as al-Haytham
, who invented the pinhole camera and discovered how the eye works.
Other contributions were: the suggestion by Biruni that the Milky Way is a collection of many nebulous stars, optical writings by ibn al-Haytham
laying the foundations for telescopic astronomy, and the first elaborate experiments in astronomy.
Europe would never have emerged from the tyranny and obscurantism of the Catholic Church if Arabs like Ibn Rushd and Al-Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham
had not preserved and passed on the knowledge contained in classical Greek texts.
, however, did not simply adopt these methods and doctrines but rather adapted them to fit his own assumptions and goals.
Although they provide insights into some of the thinking of their time, The Book omits the highly germane, seminal Arabic thinkers Ibn al-Haytham
and Ibn al-Shatir, both early critics of Ptolemy.
Ibn Sina also puts forward a new theory developed by optics specialist Ibn al-Haytham
Durante el Renacimiento los escritos de Ibn al-Haytham
tuvieron gran influencia en artistas como Leonardo da Vinci y sus trabajos mecanicos.