The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, in partnership with 1001 Inventions, announces that 2011 will be The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham. It marks the 1000th anniversary of the invention of "science" as we know it. In the year 1011 AD, the government of Egypt jailed a scholar and thinker called Ibn Al-Haytham. This event was a turning point in the history of science and technology. It was during his incarceration that Ibn Al-Haytham developed the "Experimental Scientific Method" that later became the cornerstone of modern science.

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