Professor Bruton will review the astonishing scientific discoveries and technological innovations made by Muslim scholars from the 8th to the 13th centuries when science, culture and economic development flourished throughout the Islamic world. While Europe was experiencing the Dark Ages, Muslim scholars were making groundbreaking discoveries and inventions in mathematics, science, engineering and medicine that laid the foundation for modern civilization. The fascinating life stories of famous Muslim scholars will be revealed and the impact of their work on modern science and technology will be assessed.
Mike Bruton's book When I was a Fish will be available for sale.
Lunch will be served before the lecture from 11:45 a.m.
Professor Mike Bruton was born and educated in South Africa, where he obtained his PhD degree from Rhodes University.
He initially followed a career in marine biology but, over the past two decades, has focused on science center and museum design and development, including the Museum of Technology and Science in Islam at KAUST.
‘Mike Bruton Imagineering’ is a new chapter in Professor Bruton’s career where he plans to use all the knowledge he has gained over his extensive career to guide and provide services in the fields of authorship, science centre development, aquatic research management, Imagineering as well as to inspire with informative talks on science, technology and the environment.
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