Alhazen


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Al·haz·en

 (ăl-hăz′ən)
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Al·haz·en

(ăl-hăz′ən)
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Noun1.Alhazen - an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th centuryAlhazen - 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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1100 Arab scientist Alhazen described the behavior of reflected light.
An historical survey sets the context for Latin selections drawn from seventeen authors (Agricola, Alberti, Alhazen, Bacon, Copernicus, de Soto, Euclid, Faventinus, Galvani, Harvey, Isidore of Seville, Kepler, Leibniz, Libavius, Maimonides, Newton, Oresme, Pliny the Elder, Seneca, Vitruvius) who wrote in Latin and three whose works were translated into Latin.
Heterodox ideas found their way onto paper, as we can glean simply from the long history of exiled, closely watched, or executed intellectuals, such as the scientist Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) who wrote his seminal Book of Optics (1021 CE) while under palace arrest.
In the context of this space, the installation not only talks about the confrontation between Scheiner and Galileo, but also recalls that the heliocentric model and the concept of a multitude of universes is reflected in the Holy Quran and in the scientific treatises of Muslim astronomers Jafar al-Sadi (the 8th century), al- Balkhi (the 9th century) and Alhazen (the 11th century).
During the recent hearing of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Engineer Alhazen Sapie, technical consultant of Limestone Construction Development and Corp., has taken full responsibility for the collapse of a wooden footbridge at Rio Hondo village.
Alhazen Sapie, technical consultant of the contractor of the project, said the design of the footbridge should ensure that it is strong for at least five years.
"The company accepts full responsibility on that, but we have also our reason for that sir," Engineer Alhazen Sapie, Limestone technical consultant told the Housing and Urban Development Committee chaired by Negros Occidental 3rd district Rep.
Alhazen Sapie, technical consultant of Limestone Construction Development and Corporation based in Isabela province, admitted that the maintenance of the bridge was their responsibility.
When his books were translated into Latin as the Spanish conquered Muslim lands in the Iberian Peninsula, he was not referred to by his name, but rather as "Alhazen".
Newly named craters included Pascal, Krasnov, and Cannon, which were formerly designated Carpenter D, Lagrange F, and Alhazen F, respectively.