7/31/11

Alhazen - Language and philosophy - Arabic Roots exhibition | Royal Society

Language and philosophy - Arabic Roots exhibition | Royal Society: "The tenth century polymath Ibn al-Haytham, known in the west as Alhazen, was known as ‘The Physicist’ and ‘Ptolemy the Second’ in Europe. He is recognized as a pioneer of scientific method for his development of an experimental method of scientific testing to verify hypotheses. He left behind the notorious Alhazen problem (only solved in 1997): 'Given a light source and a spherical mirror, find the point on the mirror where the light will be reflected to the eye of an observer.'"

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