Ibn Al Haytham Optics I – Introduction and Optics before Ibn Al Haytham

International Year of Light Blog

The success of light science and technology is primarily the success of universal knowledge that has been built over the centuries where all civilizations and cultures have brought their contributions.

Before the development of scientific thought, light has fascinated ancient civilizations and generated both curiosity and devotion. Thus, light arises as something essential in all cultures and civilizations. It is, in almost all texts on creation.

Prometheus Brings Fire. Credit: Heinrich Friedrich Füger. Prometheus Brings Fire. Credit: Heinrich Friedrich Füger.

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