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Ibn al-Haytham was born after centuries of intense activity in mathematics, astronomy, optics, and other physical sciences. Although he was preceded by great pioneers such as Aristotle, Euclid, Ptolemy, Al-Kindi, Banu Musa, Thabit ibn Qurra, Ibrahim ibn Sinan, Al-Quhi, and Ibn Sahl, his work was distinguishably novel.

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham delivers an exciting mix of highly engaging and interactive experiences including film, live shows, staged experiments, exhibits, workshops, educational materials and high-profile talks. Science centres and museums, science festivals, schools and other educational institutions, organisers of conference, seminars and corporate events can choose to host individual elements, […]

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

Muslim civilisation once stretched from Spain to China. From the 7th century onwards, men and women of different faiths and cultures built on knowledge from ancient civilisations, making breakthroughs that have left their mark on our world.

Artist creative representation bust of Ibn al-Haytham produced by 1001 Inventions for the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015