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The International Year of Light sheds light on the ‘Dark Ages

Brennan, Anne-Maria (2015) The International Year of Light sheds light on the ‘Dark Ages. Science in Parliament, 72 (2). pp. 42-43. ISSN 0263-6271. (KAR id:77587)

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Abstract

The UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is a multi-faceted celebration of light in its scientific, technological and cultural context. Central to this has been the recognition of Ibn al-Haytham as the founder of the science of optics. Dr Anne-Maria Brennan who represents the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation on the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee explains why this announcement is not only timely but also sends out an important message to policy makers and scientific advisors everywhere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: UNESCO, International year of Light, optics, history of science, science policy, Ibn al-Haytham
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Anne-Maria Brennan
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2020 17:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77587 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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