Nilakantha Somayaji – An Indian Mathematician and Astronomer

Kelallur Nilakantha Somayaji was a major mathematician and astronomer of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics. His most influential works was the comprehensive astronomical treatise Tantrasamgraha completed in 1501. Nilakantha wrote the Aryabhatiya Bhasya, which contains work on infinite series expansions, problems of algebra,…

Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan – 1729 Taxicab Numbers

Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan  22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician and autodidact. He is recognized as one of the greatest mathematicians of his time, but Srinivasa Ramanujan had almost no formal training in math.Many of his mathematical discoveries were based on pure…

Aryabhata II – An Indian Mathematician and Astronomer

Aryabhata II (c. 920 – c. 1000) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He wrote an astronomical treatise, Maha-Siddhanta. He came into prominence during 950 AD. Maha-Siddhanta consists of 18 chapters and 625 verses which is written in Sanskrit. He included a special chapter on…

Brahmagupta Indian Mathematician and Astronomer

Brahmagupta (born c. 598, died after 665) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He revolutionized both math and astronomy in the 7th century. He was the first to give rules to compute with zero. He is the author of two early works on mathematics and…

Aryabhatta – the Indian Mathematician-Astronomer

Aryabhata or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was the first of the major mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His works include the Aryabhatiya (499 CE, when he was 23 years old) and the Aryabhatta-siddhanta.