Jim Al-Khalili Physical travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the ages 8 and 14.
His legacy is tangible ones such as algebra, the algorithm and alkali all Arab in origin and in the heart of modern science – would not have modern mathematics or physics without algebra, there is no equipment and algorithms chemistry without bases.
For born in Baghdad Al-Khalili this is also a personal journey and his travels discovers a culturally diverse and outward-learning fascinated and obsessed with science.
From the great mathematician Al-Khwarizmi, who did much to establish the mathematical tradition known today as algebra, Ibn Sina, a pioneer of this drug before Canon of Medicine was still in use as recently as the 19th century , which assembles a remarkable history of achievements are often overlooked early medieval Islamic scientists.
31 years ago, NASA experienced one of the greatest disasters in the history of the space program. The space shuttle Challenger broke apart just 73 seconds into the flight.The disas...