Newtonian Innovator

Alhazen (965–1040) - Alhazen

Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham) (965–1040): Alhazen was a renowned Arab mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, known for his contributions to the principles of optics and visual perception. His work in the field of optics shifted the understanding of light and vision. He is considered the father of modern optics. Alhazen introduced the concept of analyzing light through the use of a pinhole camera and was also the first to understand that vision occurs when light bounces off an object and then is directed to one’s eyes. Alhazen’s meticulous approach to understanding and explaining scientific phenomena using observation, hypothesis, and experimental verification laid the groundwork for the modern scientific method.