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  • n  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)
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  • 'Cosmos' Seeks the Hidden Light of the Universe Sunday Night (Video)
    The next episode of "Cosmos" Sunday night (April 6) will delve into the mysteries of light and how it travels through space. The actor Alfred Molina ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") will play Ibn al-Haytham, a physicist that developed the scientific method and first understood the way the eye works during the fifth episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" — a Fox reboot of famed astronomer Carl Sagan ...
    April 6, 2014 - via Yahoo! News
  • ‘Cosmos’ Episode 5 Preview: We All Come From ‘Star Stuff In ‘Hiding In The Light’ [VIDEO]
    “ Cosmos ,” hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, returns to Fox on Sunday with a new episode exploring cameras, the scientific method, and the composition of the universe. “Hiding in the Light” includes a look at the contributions of Ibn al-Haytham, described as the “father of the modern scientific method.”
    April 6, 2014 - International Business Times

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