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Dr. Noah Aydin – Islam and Science Series Part III: The Golden Age and the Common Narrative
July 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Dr.Noah Aydin – Islam and Science Series
Part3: The Golden Age and the Common Narrative
Was there a golden age of science in Islam? What was Islam’s reaction to foreign sciences? Did al-Ghazali end the golden age? What was the nature of the debate between Imam Ghazali and Muslim philosophers? What does modern science reveal about their debate? Why are there so many misconceptions about Islamic contributions to sciences?
on July 29th at 6:30 PM Pacific Time
Professor Aydin is a professor of mathematics at Kenyon College in Ohio. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.
His primary area of research is algebraic coding theory. He is also interested in theoretical computer science, mathematics education, and history and philosophy of mathematics and science.
He teaches a wide range of mathematics and computer science courses at Kenyon College. Professor Aydin leads a long term research program in coding theory with Kenyon students. Professor Aydin has many international collaborators from various countries. He published numerous articles in the areas of coding theory, cryptography, computer science, math education, and history of mathematics. His interest in the history of mathematics and sciences in the Islamic world led him to learn Arabic and undertake a big translation project, which resulted in the publication of a multi-volume book.
Outside academic work, he enjoys playing and watching soccer and has a great interest in meteorology.