Alhacen


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Noun1.Alhacen - an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th centuryAlhacen - 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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Rescue worker Almoustapha Alhacen said he had experienced "the worst day" of his life, adding: "The corpses were decomposed - it was horrible.
Two trucks carrying the migrants -- men, women and children -- broke down in the northern desert while trying to reach neighboring Algeria, said Almoustapha Alhacen, speaking by telephone from Arlit, where they started their journey Sept.
Rescuer Almoustapha Alhacen revealed yesterday that some bodies were discovered just 12 miles from the Algerian border.
Almoustapha Alhacen, from local aid organisation Aghir In'man, confirmed the death toll and gave a graphic account of discovering the bodies.
Rescue worker Almoustapha Alhacen told the BBC the corpses were in advanced state of decay and some had been partly eaten, probably by jackals.
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.