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What was Ibn Al Haytham most famous for?

Born around a thousand years ago in present day Iraq, Al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham (known in the West by the Latinised form of his first name, initially “Alhacen” and later “Alhazen”) was a pioneering scientific thinker who made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light.

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Likewise, what did Ibn Al Haytham invent?

Pinhole camera

Also, when did Ibn Al Haytham die? March 6, 1040

Besides, what was Ibn Al Haytham's greatest contribution to the field of physics?

Major works Ibn al-Haytham's most important work is Kitāb al-manā?ir (“Optics”). Although it shows some influence from Ptolemy's 2nd century ad Optics, it contains the correct model of vision: the passive reception by the eyes of light rays reflected from objects, not an active emanation of light rays from the eyes.

Where did Ibn Al Haytham live?

Cairo Basrah

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