Seminar: Ibrahim al-Zarqali | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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Seminar: Ibrahim al-Zarqali's Contribution to Astronomy

22Oct2019
  • 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • College of Islamic Studies
  • Auditorium, Minaretein (College of Islamic Studies building), Education City

Known as Arzachel to the western world, Ibrahim al-Zarqali was a leading Muslim astronomer who left an indelible mark on the global stage. One of the craters on the Moon carries his name. He built a water clock, perfected the astrolabe, and corrected Ptolemy and al-Khwarizmi's geographical data. Copernicus also made mention of al-Zarqali while explaining his heliocentric theory. He was also regarded as one of the leading numerologists of his time.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Emilia Calvo Labarta, Faculty of Philology, University of Barcelona
  • Dr. Rosa Comes, Faculty of Philology, University of Barcelona

 

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