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15 October 2012 The optics of Jan van Eyck and Ibn al-Haytham
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Ibn al-Haytham (Latinized as Alhazen or Alhacen) wrote nearly one hundred works on topics as diverse as poetry and politics. With his landmark seven-volume Kitāb al-Manāzir [Book of Optics], published sometime between 1028 [418 A.H.] and 1038 [429 A.H.], he made intellectual contributions that subsequently were incorporated throughout the core of post-Medieval Western culture, including its optics and art. We have used material from both the writings of Ibn al-Haytham and the paintings of Jan van Eyck in a workshop teaching modern optical principles to a variety of audiences.
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Charles M Falco and Aimée L. Weintz Allen "The optics of Jan van Eyck and Ibn al-Haytham", Proc. SPIE 8481, Optics Education and Outreach II, 84810L (15 October 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.929920
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