Ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol – The Guardian

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol. Article by Hanah Devlin featuring video with Marcus du Sautoy.

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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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