Definition of Ibn al-haytham
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist, Mathematician, Physicist
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1. Alhacen's Theory of Visual Perception: A Critical Edition, with English by Alhazen, A. Mark Smith (2001)
"342-343), the situation Ibn al-Haytham describes involves two objects ... Ibn al-Haytham offering as an example one horseman overtaking another in a chase. ..."
2. The Heart of Asia: A History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian by Francis Henry Skrine, Edward Denison Ross (1899)
"... the course of the following year Kays ibn al-Haytham was sent thither as provincial governor. He was superseded in AH 43 (663) by 'Abdullah ibn Khazim. ..."
3. Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes by Vincent Ilardi (2006)
"... by classical authors were further analyzed and commented upon by their leading heir in the early Middle Ages, the polymath Ibn al-Haytham (965-ca. ..."