Aryabhata

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Āryabhaṭa
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Statue depicting Aryabhata on the grounds of IUCAA, Pune (although there is no historical record of his appearance).
Born476 CE
Kusumapura (Pataliputra) (present-day Patna, India)[1]
Died550 CE[source?]
Academic background
InfluencesSurya Siddhanta
Academic work
EraGupta era
Main interestsMathematics, astronomy
Notable worksĀryabhaṭīya, Arya-siddhanta
Notable ideasExplanation of lunar eclipse and solar eclipse, rotation of Earth on its axis, reflection of light by moon, sinusoidal functions, solution of single variable quadratic equation, value of π correct to 4 decimal places, diameter of Earth, calculation of the length of sidereal year
InfluencedLalla, Bhaskara I, Brahmagupta, Varahamihira

Aryabhata (476–550 CE) was an Indian mathematician and an astronomer. He discovered zero.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bhau Daji (1865). "Brief Notes on the Age and Authenticity of the Works of Aryabhata, Varahamihira, Brahmagupta, Bhattotpala, and Bhaskaracharya". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. pp. 392–406.
  2. "Aryabhata".