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Omar Sharif’s Final Film Now Available On iTunes

London, 10 July 2017: 1001 Inventions announced today the online release of the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” short film. The film starring Omar Sharif is a tribute to the memory of the legendary actor who died this day in 2015. Omar Sharif takes the lead role in the partly-animated film that brings to life the fascinating story of Ibn al-Haytham. Considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’, Ibn al-Haytham made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. In the film, the brave young scientist from 11th century Arabia embarks upon a quest to uncover ancient mysteries that would change our world forever. The “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” film directed by Ahmed Salim stars Macey Chipping, voice over by Khalid Abdalla and features music composed and performed exclusively by Sami Yusuf. The film animation is created by UAE film makers Blink Studios.

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Largest ever Ibn Al-Haytham festival launches in Jeddah

Jeddah, 1 June 2017: HRH Prince Abdulla bin Bandar bin AbdulAziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah region launched the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” exhibition as an anchor attraction at a family entertainment Oswa festival created by the award-winning event company Benchmark in partnership with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority and MiSK Foundation. The world-class 1001 Inventions exhibition about 11th century pioneering Arab thinker al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham aims to entertain, educate and inspire audiences with its highly engaging experiences that present Ibn Al-Haytham as a positive role model for young people. This is in line with the direction in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host purposeful entertainment events that focus on youth engagement spearheaded by MiSK Foundation and the General Entertainment Authority.

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Ibn Al-Haytham book in Arabic now available in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2016: 1001 Inventions in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) introduced in the UAE the Arabic version of the Children’s Book “Ibn Al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF). The book, which was originally published by National Geographic Kids and 1001 Inventions in 2016 in the English language, is a tribute to 11th century pioneering Arab scientific thinker Al-Hassan Ibn Al-Haytham, and is part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO in 2015 that has since then engaged with more than 30 million people around the world through its highly engaging components.

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1001 Inventions Collaborates with New York Academy of Sciences

New York, 21 April 2017: 1001 Inventions today joined the seventh edition of the STEM Bonanza organised at the New York Academy of Sciences. The annual event aims to inspire students to become the engineers, scientists and STEM leaders of tomorrow. With the support of volunteers from the New York Academy of Sciences STEM Mentoring Program, participating students enjoyed exciting science demonstrations themed on the theories of Ibn al-Haytham in optics and vision. Students were particularly excited to try a camera obscura and learn more about how we see and how modern-day cameras work.

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1001 Inventions Returns to Maker Faire Cairo

Cairo, 8 April 2017: For the second year in a row 1001 Inventions participated at Maker Faire Cairo to engage young people through exciting and educational activities themed on Ibn al-Haytham, considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’ for his important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. This year Maker Faire Cairo, held at the Smart Village, was larger in scope engaging people of all ages through an extensive programme of sessions, projects, performances, exhibitions, special events and hands-on activities. Thousands of people from across Egypt participated at Maker Faire Cairo that was packed with innovation and creativity in celebration of the global Maker Movement.

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Record Visitor Numbers Attend 1001 Inventions Exhibition in Jordan

AMMAN — As part of Jordan’s Year of Science 2017 (JYS), more than 24,000 pupils from public and private schools across the Kingdom visited the Ibn Al Haytham Exhibition, held at Ras Al Ain’s Jordan Museum last month, museum officials said. The exhibition, inaugurated by Education Minister Omar Razzaz in the presence of HRH Princess Sumaya, was organised by the Royal Scientific Society, the Jordan Museum, and 1001 Inventions. The expo received an average of 2,700 visitors per day, mainly from schools around Jordan, with the total turnout during the month “exceeding the number of visitors from last year”, the organisers said.

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Ibn Al-Haytham celebrated across Egypt in National Science Week

Aswan, 11 March 2017: 1001 Inventions joined Egypt’s National Science Week to celebrate science across the country and honour the 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham. The National Science Week, held from March 2-11, attracted thousands of people from all over Egypt including children, families, university students, scientists, researchers, academics and policy makers. 1001 Inventions participated at the Science Week key events organised at Al-Azhar Conference Centre in Cairo, Alexandria University as well as in the city of Aswan.

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Royal Launch for Ibn Al-Haytham in Jordan

Amman, 8 March 2017: Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint Al-Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, launched at The Jordan Museum ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ exhibition as part of a national celebration of the life and work of 11th century pioneering Arab thinker Al-Hassan ibn Al-Haytham. The world-class 1001 Inventions exhibition about Ibn Al-Haytham is hosted in Jordan in celebration of the Jordan Year of Science 2017 and will be open to the public for 4 weeks until 8 April 2017. The Exhibition is part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO to celebrate International Year of Light 2015. The campaign has engaged more than 30 million people around the world since its launch in January 2015.

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Children Celebrate Ibn al-Haytham at the Cairo Book Fair

Cairo, 26 January 2017: As part of its 40th anniversary, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) and 1001 Inventions launched today “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” show at the Cairo International Book Fair. In addtition to presenting the Arabic edition of the “Ibn Al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” book, published in partnership with National Geographic Kids, the family-oriented educational experience includes hands-on workshops as well as screening the short film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” starring the late legendary actor Omar Sharif in his final cinematic appearance. The engaging show is a special tribute to the 11th century pioneering scientific thinker Al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’ for his important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light.

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1001 Inventions Celebrates World Arabic Language Day at UNESCO

Paris, 15 December 2016: 1001 Inventions participated at the World Arabic Language Day Celebration at UNESCO Headquarters today. At the event, Professor Mohamed El-Gomati, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), 1001 Inventions academic partner, delivered a talk on the importance of the Arabic language in Science and Technology. UNESCO Director-General, ambassadors, representatives of permanent delegations and other high profile participants, from around the world, participated at the celebration. Irina Bakova, Director-General of UNESCO said: “When we celebrate the Arabic language every year on 18 December, we also acknowledge its immense contribution to science and universal culture, including philosophy and the arts.”

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1001 Inventions New Children’s Book Selected as Best Biography

1001 Inventions is delighted that it’s new children book “Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How we See”, published in partnership with National Geographic Kids, has been presented the prestigious designation “A Junior Library Guild Selection” as a Best Biography of 2016. The Junior Library Guild (JLG) mission is to help libraries selectively choose from the mass of books published every season and pick what’s best for their children and young-adults collections. As such the Junior Library Guild editorial team reviews thousands of new titles each year and end up choosing what they say is “the best of the best.”1001 Inventions is delighted that it’s new children book “Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How we See”, published in partnership with National Geographic Kids, has been presented the prestigious designation “A Junior Library Guild Selection” as a Best Biography of 2016.

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Ibn al-Haytham Honoured at Kuwait Book Fair

Kuwait, 16 November 2016: 1001 Inventions and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS), in partnership with the National Council for Culture, Art and Literature, organised a special show at the Kuwait International Book Fair to honour 11th century enlightened scientist Ibn al-Haytham. The Show was inaurgurated by His Excellency Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Youth Affairs in Kuwait. The Ibn Al-Haytham show saw the launch of the Arabic version of a newly published National Geographic children’s book about Ibn al-Haytham. The book was made available in the Arabic language through a collaboration between 1001 Inventions and KFAS. The event is organised at this year’s Book Fair in celebration of Kuwait being the Capital of Islamic Culture 2016.

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UN’s Year of Light (IYL2015) reports on 1001 Inventions engaging 25 million people

Paris, 3 October 2016: The Final Report of the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) was presented at a special event at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris today. The report declares that 1001 Inventions, a Founding Partner of IYL 2015, engaged more than 25 million people around the world through ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ global educational campaign celebrating the achievements of the 11th century pioneer who was a key focus of the International Year of Light.

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1001 Inventions Joins President Obama’s National Week of Making

Washington D.C., 18 June 2016: 1001 Inventions participated at the National Maker Faire at the University of the District of Columbia campus to honour the 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham and celebrate the USA National Week of Making. Maker Faires are family-friendly showcases of invention and creativity and a celebration of the global Maker Movement, which has massively grown since the first Maker Faire in 2006 in San Francisco. Maker Faires are primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

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Ibn Al-Haytham honoured with 1001 Inventions at Abu Dhabi Book Fair

New children’s book with National Geographic Kids showcased. Abu Dhabi, 27 April 2016: 1001 Inventions introduced at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) a newly published children’s book with National Geographic Kids about 11th century enlightened Arab scientist Ibn al-Haytham. This launch comes as part of a special show organised by 1001 Inventions in partnership with ADIBF to honour Ibn al-Haytham at this year’s edition in celebration of its main theme ‘Reading the Past to Define the Future’.The show and book are a tribute to 11th century pioneering scientific thinker Ibn al-Haytham, and are part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO in 2015 that has engaged more than 25 million people around the world. The campaign comprises of educational experiences including exhibits, live shows, educational materials for schools, interactive games, hands-on workshops and a new short film starring legendary actor Omar Sharif. International Artist Sami Yusuf composed the film’s soundtrack.

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1001 Inventions Film Premiers in Egypt at Maker Faire Cairo: Omar Sharif final film on Ibn al-Haytham inspires young Egyptians

Cairo, 26 March 2016: 1001 Inventions participated at Maker Faire Cairo to honour the 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham while continuing to celebrate the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light (IYL2015). About 8,000 people of all ages, from across Egypt, participated at Maker Faire Cairo, a family-friendly showcase of invention and creativity and a celebration of the global Maker Movement. The event held at the GrEEK Campus, in the heart of downtown Cairo, included a special screening of the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” short film starring late legendary actor Omar Sharif. In his final cinematic appearance, Omar Sharif takes the lead role in the partly animated film that follows the scientific journey of 11th Century Arab scientist to discover the nature of light and vision. 1001 Inventions also organised exciting educational hands-on workshop introducing children to Ibn al-Haytham and his groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light.

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Ibn Al-Haytham Shines in Mexico Closing Ceremony of International Year of Light: 1001 Inventions and UNESCO Celebrate Light

Mérida, 6 February 2016: The United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015) was brought to an official close with a prestigious ceremony in Mérida, Mexico held on 4-6 February 2016. As a Founding Partner of IYL2015, 1001 Inventions actively participated at the Closing Ceremony celebrating light and its many applications in science and society with special tribute to 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham. The high-profile ceremony brought together members of the international and scientific community with Nobel laureates, diplomats, decision-makers, science and industry leaders as well as artists from across the globe. The programme of the three-day event included enlightening keynote lectures, plenary talks and workshops covering areas of basic science, technology, development, lighting solutions in society, art and culture, the history of science, education and science policy. The ceremony served as a platform to discuss the achievements of the International Year and how it will continue its success in the future.

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“At the UN, the legacy of Ibn Al-Haytham inspires young people” by Alison Bert, DMA

As part of youth forum, an International Year of Light celebration highlights the importance of education and multicultural exchange.
Rahma Ahmed of Staten Island says she is passionate about science but never gets the full story at school. None of the scientists in her textbooks are from the Middle East, for example. So the daughter of Egyptian parents penned a question in her notebook while sitting in the back of a large auditorium at the UN headquarters in New York. She was one of nearly 300 to attend an event hosted by the United Nations to celebrate the International Year of Light (IYL2015). The celebration – a side event to the 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum – centered on a tribute to the 11th-century scientist Ibn al-Haytham by the international educational organization 1001 Inventions. Al-Haytham lived during the epoch dubbed by historians as the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization, which spanned from Spain to China and included extraordinary scientists and scholars of various cultures and faiths. His story was used to show the importance of education and intercultural dialogue.

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United Nations tribute to Ibn Al-Haytham and 1001 Inventions film screening

International Year of Light celebration and tribute to Ibn Al-Haytham held at UN in New York. New York, 2 February 2016: The United Nations hosted today an event to celebrate the International Year of Light (IYL2015) with a special 1001 Inventions tribute to the remarkable 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham. The celebration was organised as a side event to the 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum held at the United Nations headquarters on February 1-2. Distinguished representatives of UN delegations and international organisations addressed the nearly three hundred event participants. Those included H.E. Ambassador Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi , UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Marie-Paule Roudil, Director of UNESCO Office in New York and Ms. Nihal Saad, Chief of Cabinet and Spokesperson for the High-Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

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HRH Duke of York honours International Year of Light and tribute to Ibn al-Haytham

London, 27 January 2016: 1001 Inventions, the Royal Society and the Institute of Physics partnered to organise a full day of educational events and celebrations in London today. Hundreds of people including school children and students gathered at the Royal Society to mark the closure of the 2015 International Year of Light (IYL2015) that included a special tribute to the 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham. An evening gala event was honoured with the presence of the Duke of York, HRH Prince Andrew, the UK Patron of the International Year of Light. As a Founding Partner of the United Nations proclaimed IYL and Light-Based Technologies, 1001 Inventions partnered with the Royal Society to organise an educational event for schools during the day. The event is part of the global campaign “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” aiming to inspire young people to study and pursue science careers while promoting intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and mutual understanding.

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National Geographic and 1001 Inventions Publish “Ibn al-Haytham” Children’s Book

“Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” introduces young readers to 11th century Arabia’s most enlightened scientist. Washington DC, 18th January 2016: National Geographic Kids and 1001 Inventions announced today a new partnership to publish the book “Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” as part of the highly successful National Geographic Kids Readers Series. The English language publication is planned for release in spring 2016. The book is a special tribute to the 11th century pioneering scientific thinker Al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham (known in the West by the Latinized form of his first name “Alhazen”).

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Ibn Al-Haytham Show Launches at Muscat Festival: “Ibn Al-Haytham: A Journey of Science from Darkness into Light” to showcase at Al-Amerat Park during Muscat Festival”

The organising committee of the Muscat Festival 2016 announced that it will host, from 14 January to 13 February, a new 1001 Inventions productionIbn Al-Haytham: A Journey of Science from Darkness into Lightcelebrating 11th century scientist Al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham and his work on optics. Born around a thousand years ago in Basra, and known to many as the “father of optics”, Ibn al-Haytham was a pioneering scientific thinker who made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. His methodology of investigation shows certain similarities to what later became known as the modern scientific method.

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Sami Yusuf releases music score for 1001 Inventions film – Film soundtrack produced in partnership with 1001 Inventions to ‘shine’ light on harmony and cohesion

London, 20 December 2015: Sami Yusuf, the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer, and award-winning producer Ahmed Salim announced today the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the short film ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. The music album composed by Sami Yusuf and released by Andante Studios features the song ‘Shine’ and ends with a special tribute track to the late actor Omar Sharif who delivers his final lead performance in the short film. A music video for ‘Shine’ was also released based on footage from the short film.

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Cairo University Celebrates the International Year of Light in Partnership with 1001 Inventions

Egypt, Cairo – November 17, 2015: The Science Heritage Center at Cairo University in collaboration with 1001 Inventions organised a seminar to celebrate International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) and pay tribute to the contributions of Ibn al-Haytham in the field of optics and light. The seminar entitled “The World of Ibn al-Haytham and his Journey from Darkness to Light” included talks by reputable professors of history, science and literature. The event also featured an exhibition of relevant books and a display of bibliography on the work of Ibn al-Haytham with the support of the Egyptian General Authority for Books and National Documents.

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In Partnership with 1001 Inventions the Library of Alexandria Celebrates the International Year of Light

Egypt, Alexandria – November 12, 2015: The Library of Alexandria hosted an International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) celebration. The event was organised in partnership with 1001 Inventions and the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. Attended by school and university students, the event aimed at celebrating IYL2015 and highlighting the contributions of the pioneering scientific thinker Ibn al-Haytham to the understanding of vision, optics and light.

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Legendary Actor Omar Sharif’s Final Film to World Premiere in Dubai 2015

Dubai – November 10, 2015: The legacy of renowned Egyptian actor Omar Sharif will be celebrated at the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) this December through the world premiere screening of his last film, ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. Sharif, whose passing in July saddened the world of film and beyond, came out of retirement to support the short film from award-winning director and producer Ahmed Salim, which will be screened twice at this year’s DIFF. It forms the final part of the 15-strong line-up of films in the Muhr Gulf Shorts category at the Festival.

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1001 Inventions launches at the China Science Festival

Beijing, 17th July, 2015: China’s largest science festival launched today with the new production “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” as an anchor exhibition. 11th century Arab scholar Ibn al-Haytham was also unveiled as the official mascot of the 2015 China Science Festival. The science festival this year is themed on “Light and Colour” and 1001 Inventions, the British based educational organisation, participates as a Founding Partner of the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL2015).

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Omar Sharif’s final film on “1001 Inventions” dedicated to his legacy

Legendary Oscar-nominated actor Omar Sharif, who died on Friday 10 July 2015 in a Cairo hospital following a heart attack, still has one more film to be released later this year. British organisation 1001 Inventions is producing a short film that will be the last film for the late actor. Sharif’s leading role in the educational short film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” was his final performance.

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MIA develops a special museum trail of light-related objects from the history of ‪‎Muslim Civilisation‬ in celebration of UNESCO’s ‎IYL2015‬.

Doha Museum of Islamic Art (MIA): “You will be able to explore six of our key artworks (identified with special labels) which highlight the role, importance, and function of light in Islamic art and culture.” “MIA’s online tours introduce you to some of the masterpiece objects on display in the museum. Take the online tour and visit the museum to see the objects in person.”

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1001 Inventions To Partner With China’s Biggest Science Festival: China Science Festival to host “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham”

Beijing, 26th May 2015: The organizing committee of China’s biggest national Science Festival announced today that it will host  “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham, as an anchor attraction of the 2015 China Science Festival, from 17 July to 2 August 2015 at the Beijing Exhibition Center.

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Bahrain celebrates:
‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’

Zedni Ilman, Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Centre, 1 and 2 May 2015
Families in Bahrain are welcomed to join a fun weekend of theatre and science celebrating the 1,000 year anniversary of Ibn Al-Haytham’s work in science. Known to many as the ‘father of optics’, he helped revolutionise experimental science and our understanding of light and vision.

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The Open University: International Year of Light

This video explores a series of fascinating discoveries and inventions that relate to the field of light looking at the impact of the 5 scientists, Ibn al-Haytham, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein and Charles Kao. These scientists have made history in the field of light and in 2015 the anniversaries of their discoveries are being celebrated as part of the International Year of Light.


 

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How an ancient Muslim scientist cast his light into the 21st century by Hanan Dowidar and Ahmed Salim

24 March 2015: Celebrating optics pioneer Ibn al-Haytham — and promoting intercultural collaboration for the International Year of Light. To explore the nature of light and vision, 11th-century physicist Ibn al-Haytham used a dark chamber he called “Albeit Almuzlim,” translated into Latin as “camera obscura” – the device that forms the basis of photography. He observed that light coming through a tiny hole travelled in straight lines and projected an image onto the opposite wall.

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Celebrating Ibn Al-Haytham:
Remembering the father of modern optics 1000 years on
by Janice Blondeau

The year 2015 marks the 1000th anniversary since the appearance of the seven volume treatise on optics Kitab al-Manazir written by the Arab scientist Ibn al-Haytham.  Part of the International Year of Light, ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ is an international educational campaign, which celebrates this 10th century science pioneer, known as the “Father of modern Optics”. This is the second in a series of e-tech articles celebrating the International Year of Light. 

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Kuwait Scientific CenterKuwait Celebrating ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’

Scientific Center, Kuwait, 27 and 28 February 2015. Families and children are welcomed to join a fun weekend event celebrating the 1,000 year anniversary of Ibn Al-Haytham’s work in science. Known to many as the “father of optics”, he helped revolutionise experimental science and our understanding of light and vision. This fun packed event features engaging workshops, experiments, live shows, competitions and a new short film starring legendary actor Omar Sharif. The event is part of a new global campaign ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ that is produced by 1001 Inventions and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015.

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 ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

Trailer for the short film launching later this year: ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ The creators of 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets bring you a new short film on the work of 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. “A journey of Science from Darkness into Light”. This trailer is for a short film by producer Ahmed Salim, starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, voice by Khalid Abdalla and music composed by Sami Yusuf. The film will be launched as part of the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light 2015 and is produced by 1001 Inventions and the King Abdulaziz Center for World culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015.


 

UNESCO launch: ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ launched at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 19th January 2015. This clip includes short highlights from the launch event that was also the official launch of the United Nations proclaimed ‘International Year of Light 2015’.


 

Charles Falco’s Presentation:
‘Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art’

From The Opening Ceremony Of The International Year Of Light At The Unesco Building In Paris France. Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco.


 

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2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technology (IYL 2015), as people around the world celebrate the remarkable properties of light and its applications. In this short film you will meet people working in some of the key focus areas of IYL 2015, including Nobel laureates, development professionals and a range of people from the creative industries…

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UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate
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Director-General Irina Bokova announces UNESCO’s partnership with 1001 Inventions to launch a global campaign to celebrate the 10th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham…

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AlArabiya News: UNESCO celebrates the work of Ibn al-Haytham
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Elaheh Kheirandish’s Presantation:

Light and Dark: The “Checkered History” of Early Optics: 

 

 

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‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ is a new global campaign produced by 1001 Inventions and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015 to celebrate the 11th-century scientist Ibn al-Haytham, promoting light science and its applications for humanity. 1001 Inventions presents this new, first-of-its-kind experience exploring Ibn al-Haytham’s inspirational story, and introducing the birth of Light Science and Experimental Science to engage the public, particularly children and family audiences, in a simple yet highly interactive and spectacular way.

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Enlightening Launch of “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” at UNESCO Opening Ceremony

Paris, 19th January 2015: Nobel laureates, international dignitaries, leading scientists and representatives from governments, industry and academia were part of the 2,000 guests at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris that witnessed the launch of a global campaign titled “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham”to celebrate the scientific achievements of the renowned 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham and his work in optics. The launch event was part of the high profile opening ceremony of the 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

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Ibn al-Haytham to be the focus of the International Year of Light 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015) is delighted to welcome as Founding Partner the award-winning educational organization 1001 Inventions. British-based 1001 Inventions has the specific mission to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization, and will play a key role during IYL2015 to promote and celebrate the 10th century pioneer Ibn al-Haytham. Ibn al-Haytham’s seminal work on optics Kitab al-Manazir (The Book of Optics) was written around 1015, and its 1000th anniversary is listed explicitly in the United Nations resolution on IYL2015 as a focal point of celebration.

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UNESCO Announces 1001 Inventions Partnership

1000 Years of Arabic Optics to be a focus of the United Nations proclaimed ‘International Year of Light’ in 2015. Ibn al-Haytham was a pioneering polymath from Basra (in modern-day Iraq) who lived in the 10th century and is often referred to as the ‘father of modern optics’. He made significant advancements in optics, mathematics and astronomy, and helped lay the foundations of the present day scientific experimental method. His life and works will be the subject of several major initiatives during 2015, beginning at the Opening Ceremony of the International Year on 19 January 2015 at UNESCO HQ in Paris

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Director-General Irina Bokova announces UNESCO’s partnership with 1001 Inventions to launch a global campaign to celebrate the 10th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham
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