Sami Yusuf releases music score for 1001 Inventions film
Film soundtrack produced in partnership with 1001 Inventions to ‘shine’ light on harmony and cohesion.
Science in a Golden Age – Optics: The True Nature of Light
Physicist Jim al-Khalili reveals how Islamic thinkers played a crucial role in explaining light and optics.
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.
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.
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.
A single light of science
(Introduction for Ibn Al-Haytham starts at minute 01:50)
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… Read More>>>
UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate
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… Read More>>>
AlArabiya News: UNESCO celebrates the work of Ibn al-Haytham
Elaheh Kheirandish’s Presantation:
Light and Dark: The “Checkered History” of Early Optics: