The show will shed light on the lives and innovations of scholars such as Avicenna, Alhazen
, Abbas ibn Firnas and Al Jazari, among others.
Translatable as "circular" or "lunar," the word qumra has been linked -- in DFI parlance at least -- to Alhazen
(Ibn al-Haytham, 965-c.
For example, the writing on the wall -- the literal wall text -- at the museum says the word "camera" is derived from what Ibn Al- Haytham Alhazen
referred to in Arabic as Al Qumra.
95--In this finely produced and handsomely illustrated book, Professor Hans Belting, professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Academy of design in Karlesruhe, Germany, presents a scholarly account of the influence of early studies on optics by the Arabian mathematician, Alhazen
Can we isolate the contribution of Islamic scholars such as Alhazen
, who made significant contributions to the principles of optics; Al-Kindi, who discussed the theory of relativity within the scope of physics for the first time; Al-Biruni, who correctly calculated the densities of many minerals and Ibn Yunus, who invented the pendulum as a timing device and established rules of physics before Galileo from the enlightenment of the West?
Better known as Alhazen
(Alhacen) in the West, Ibn Al Haytham's contributions to the principles of optics and the use of scientific experiments allowed for significant progress in the fields of astronomy and ophthalmology.
also addressed what he called khayal, the variability of an object's image according to changing conditions (of light, distance, viewing angle, etc.
(Ibn Al-Haytham), the Arab polymath who invented the camera obscura during the 10th century.
Author Brian Clegg moves us through the first halting experiments with light by the Islamic philosopher, Alhazen
, through the work of Roger Bacon (also know as Doctor Mirabilis).
is given historical credit for creating the first camera, called the camera obscura, or pinhole camera.
and was invented by Abu Ali Ibn Al-Haithan (965-1040 AD), better known to us in the west as Alhazen
In the eleventh century, an Arab scientist, Alhazen
-- his Latinized name -- devised numerous experiments to test his theories in optics, but, more importantly, theorized cogently about the scientific method in his writings.