Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Who is Who in Modern Egypt: Roshdi Rashed

Even though he has left Egypt, but he is still a typical example for an Egyptian in diaspora !

Roshdi Rashed (Arabic: رشدي راشد), born in Cairo in 1936, is a mathematician, philosopher and historian of science, whose work focuses largely on mathematics and physics of medieval Arab world. His work explores and illuminates the unrecognized Arab scientific tradition, being one of the first historians to study in detail the ancient and medieval texts, their journey through the Eastern schools and courses, their immense contributions to Western science, particularly in regarding the development of algebra and the first formalization of physics.

Read more about him in English (Wikipedia), French (Arabic Philosopher) and in Arabic (Arabic Philosopher).