On 1st July 2013, Google UAE celebrates the 1048th Birthday of Alhazen ابن الهيثم with a Google Doodle Logo. Alhacen Google Doodle. Alhazen was a Muslim scientist, polymath, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, described in various sources as either an Arab or Persian. He made significant contributions to the principles of optics, as well as to astronomy, mathematics, visual perception, and to the scientific method. He also wrote insightful commentaries on works by Aristotle, Ptolemy, and the Greek mathematician Euclid. Alhazen is best known for his Book of Optics – a seven-volume treatise on optics. The Alhazen lunar crater and the 59239 Alhazen main belt asteroid is named after Alhazen.
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