MU professor receives 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for translating 11th-century optical treatise from
Thursday, April 19, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT;
updated 1:17 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008
For more than two decades, A. Mark Smith has been editing and translating a seven-part optical treatise titled “De aspectibus,” or “On Visual Appearances,” written by a medieval mathematician named Alhacen.
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