Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham

965 - 1039

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Al-Haytham is also known as Alhazen. He was an Islamic mathematician who wrote early works on optics as well as geometry and number theory.
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List of References (51 books/articles)

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  1. Article: The Telegraph (The solution of Alhazen's problem)

Honours awarded to Ibn al-Haytham
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. MathWorld (More about Alhazen's problem)
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