Geber

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Geber:

see JabirJabir
or Geber
, fl. 8th cent., Arab alchemist and physician, originally named Jabir ibn Hayyan. He is believed to have lived at Kufa and at Baghdad. A great number of works on alchemy, many of them unpublished, have been attributed to him, but scholars disagree as to
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Geber

(gē`bər), in the Bible. 1 Father of a steward of Solomon. 2 Officer of Solomon.

Geber

Latinized form of Jabir, assumed in honour of Jabir ibn Hayyan by a 14th-century alchemist, probably Spanish: he described the preparation of nitric and sulphuric acids
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During the perfume making workshop for example, participants smell different kinds of perfume and become exposed to the distillation process developed by Jaber Ibn Hayyan and Al Kindi in the 9th Century; which is now being applied in gas to liquid distillation, used by companies like Shell in their Pearl GTL project.
The IAEA's admission of its mistakes about the amount of the lost uranium at Jaber Ibn Hayyan (research) site shows that the news and reports that the IAEA cites don't have reliable sources at all, and therefore the IAEA is required to revise its inspections and sources of information and reports," Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said Wednesday.
He said: "After God, the great Islamic scholars have contributed to many areas of scholarship, such as the role played by Ibn al-Nafees in medicine, the impact Jaber ibn Hayyan had on chemistry, and al-Khawarizmi's pivotal role in algebra.