Light-based science: Technology and sustainable development: The legacy of ibn al-Haytham

TitleLight-based science: Technology and sustainable development: The legacy of ibn al-Haytham
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBoudrioua, A., R. Rashed, and V. Lakshminarayanan
Book TitleLight-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development: The Legacy of Ibn Al-Haytham
KeywordsAdvanced technology, Cutting-edge optical technology, Education technology, Engineering education, Global impacts, History of science, LED lighting, Light, Light sources, Planning, Renewable energies, Sustainable development, Vision science

This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The analysis then moves into the future development of light-based technology. Written as a multi-disciplinary reference book by leading scholars in the history of science and /or photonics, it covers Ibn al Haytham’s optics, LED lighting for sustainable development, global and atomic-scale time with new light sources, advanced technology, and vision science. Cutting-edge optical technologies and their global impact is addressed in detail, and the later chapters also explore challenges with renewable energy, the global impact of photonics, and optical and photonic education technology. Practical examples and illustrations are provided throughout the text. © 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.