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Alhazen

[alhazen], Arabic Abu al-Hassan ibn al Haytham

(c.965--1039)

Mathematician and physicist, born in Basra, Iraq. He wrote a work on optics (known in Europe in Latin translation from the 13th-c) giving the first account of atmospheric refraction, reflection from curved surfaces, and the nature of vision.


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