Famous Iraqi Scientists

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Ibn-al-Haytham
(Arab Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist of the Islamic Golden Age)

Ibn-al-Haytham
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Birthdate: 0965 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 1040 AD

Ibn al-Haytham was an Arab mathematician, physicist, and astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age. He is best remembered for his contributions to the principles of optics for which he is called the father of modern optics. He was the first person to explain visual perception. A polymath, Ibn al-Haytham also wrote influential books on philosophy, medicine, and theology. 

 2 
Jim Al-Khalili
(Physicist)

Jim Al-Khalili
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Birthdate: September 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 3 
Al-Battani
(Astronomer)

Al-Battani
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Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Şanlıurfa
Died: 0929 AD
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 4 
Hunayn ibn Ishaq
(Translator)

Hunayn ibn Ishaq
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Birthdate: 0809 AD
Birthplace: al-Ḥīrah, Iraq
Died: 0873 AD

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Thābit ibn Qurra
(Mathematician)

Thābit ibn Qurra
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Birthdate: 0836 AD
Birthplace: Harran, Turkey
Died: February 8, 0901

 6 
Al-Farraʼ
(Linguist, Philologist)

Al-Farraʼ
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq

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Lihadh Al-Gazali
(Scientists)

Lihadh Al-Gazali
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Amarah, Iraq
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Ibn al-A'rabi
(Islamicist, Scientist, Philologist, Writer)

Ibn al-A'rabi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kufa al-Kūfah, Iraq