Tuesday, September 09, 2014


تندیس "عمر خیّام"، شاعر، فیلسوف ریاضی دان و گیهان شناس ِ نابغه ی ایرانی در منهتان نیویورک

Manhattan, NYC Becomes a New Home for Iran’s Khayyam Statue

By Sebastian Clark on September 2, 2014

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A statue of Iran’s renowned mathematician, astronomer and poet Khayyam is scheduled to be installed in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
The statue has been made by Iranian professor Hossein Fakhimi.
Following the last year’s agreement with the mayor of New York, Khayyam statue was moved to the city on Monday to be erect in the borough of Manhattan.
Omar Khayyam was one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the medieval period.
He was acknowledged as the author of the most important treatise on algebra before modern times. This is reflected in his Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra giving a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle.
His significance as a philosopher and teacher, and his few remaining philosophical works, has not received the same attention as his scientific and poetic writings.
One of the statues was transferred to Neishabur on the National Day of Khayyam on September 2, 2014 and it will be erected in an appropriate place designed for the statue.

Another copy of the statue will be installed in Florence, following an order by Iran’s cultural attaché in Rome during the Khayyam commemoration ceremony in Italy in 2010.

Omar Khayyam, a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet was renowned in his own country and in his own time for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).

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با سپاس از فرستنده (حسین توسی)

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