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Published on Feb 9, 2015
'1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham' launched at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 19th January 2015. This clip includes short highlights from the launch event that was also the official launch of the United Nations proclaimed 'International Year of Light 2015'.
The global campaign '1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham' is produced by the UK based, science and cultural heritage organisation, 1001 Inventions and Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, in partnership with UNESCO and IYL 2015.
Nobel laureates, international dignitaries, leading scientists and representatives from governments, industry and academia were part of the many guests at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to celebrate the scientific achievements of the renowned 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham and his work in optics.