Noor student competition; commemorating Ibn al-Haytham:

On October 2015, Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF), has held the first round of student competition, among students, educational centers and research centers, on the subject of “producing 60-second scientific and educational videos”. This round was entitled “Noor student competition; commemorating Ibn al-Haytham”. The closing ceremony of the 1st round was held on 7 May, 2016, in the presence of Iranian figures. More than 1500 videos have been received, in area of science and applications of light, and more than 10 thousand interested students have participated in this round. Execution of the Competition and its technical and scientific supporting were responsibility of “Fanamouz” Corporation


• 200 gold coins were dedicated to 200 selected works
• 200 Appreciation letters were granted to 200 selected works
• Experimental equipment has been granted to selected schools and research centers

Various science concepts of the competition:

Light reflection from various mirrors
Multiple mirror systems such as Kaleidoscope and periscope
Light diffraction and behavior of lenses and prisms
Dark room
Shadow topics and wonderful shadows
Composition and decomposition of colors
Optical polarization
Interference and diffraction of light
Wavelength measurements
Optical illusions
Eye behavior and biological cases
Photoelectric and photonic phenomena such as optical communications and laser sounds
Optical fibers
Science and technology of videography
Any topics about optical science and technology, and its applications

Ibn al-Haytham's biography:

Abu 'Ali Muhammad Ibn aL-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham al-Basari was born in 342 SH, in Basra. He attended to studying, authoring and mathematics, then went to Baghdad, to studying Physics, Optics, Astronomy and Mathematics. Ibn al-Haytham’s works, in optics background, were heir of the top Greek litterateurs and the previous Islamic scientists. He could transform the basis of light knowledge and make it to specified and regular science. Ibn-Haytham has written almost 200 volumes in four categories, namely “Physics”, “Mathematics”, “Astronomy” and “Medicine”. His most famous book is entitled “Al Manazer” that means: optics. Sarton has said that this book makes great experimental progress in the West and it is a valuable reference in optics for several centuries. “Al Manazer” book has the following subjects: light behavior, diffusion of light and shadow, dark room, eye structure description, phenomena about optical illusions, light reflection on various mirrors such as plane, spherical, cylindrical, parabolic and hyperbolic concave and convex, as well as burning mirrors and light diffraction. The measurements of light refraction based on passing from air to water, air to glass and glass to water, in plane surfaces and curved surfaces, are present in this book. Kapler, Snel, pherma and Dekart took their researches based on the Ibn Haytham’s works. He is the first scientist that used light wave concept. Ibn Haytham proved the physical nature of light. He believed that light transition should be realized at the time. Ibn Haytham said: If dispersion environment had same Transparency, the light would go to the direct line. This finding was according to observation of light shining path from a hole in a dusty space. The description of “dark room” is present in chapter 3 of his book. He wrote that if we put several candles in front of a little hole from dark space, the images of candles light would be in form of spots on wall of the room. The order of the images is the opposite of the arrangement of the candles