A ceremony commemorating Iranian world-known scientist Avicenna was held in The Autonomous University of Madrid on Thursday.
Deputy Chairman of Tehran City
Council Ahmad Masjed Jamei delivered a speech during the ceremony attended by a
number of professors and Iranologists from various universities of Spain.
Commenting on the history of Iranian
and Spanish scientists, he said the translation of the works of the Spanish
scientists and authors including Cervantes and existence of thousands of
Iranian and eastern manuscripts in Spanish universities indicate a deep and
ancient bond between the Iranian and Spanish scientific centers.
He further noted that Avicenna is
one of the Iranian thinkers who influenced the world of thought, as he
highlighted theosophy and rationality in the being of mankind.
Instructors from various Spanish
universities also delivered lectures on the works of the noted Iranian
Avicenna was a Persian polymath who
is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers
and writers of the Islamic Golden Age.
He has been described as the father
of early modern medicine. Of the 450 works he is known to have written, around
240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 on medicine.
His most famous works are ‘The Book
of Healing’, a philosophical and scientific encyclopedia, and ‘The Canon of
Medicine’, a medical encyclopedia which became a standard medical text at many
medieval universities and remained in use as late as 1650.
IRNA News Agency