Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Character Descriptions

Charles Seife
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Albert Einstein

This German-born physicist developed the general theory of relativity and the special theory of relativity.

Filippo Brunelleschi

This architect and engineer of the Italian Renaissance is credited with the discovery of perspective and the “vanishing point.” He engineered the dome of the Florence Cathedral.

Johannes Kepler

This German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion.

Galileo Galilei

This Italian physicist, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer is regarded as the "father of modern physics,” the "father of science,” and "the Father of Modern Science."

The Babylonians

This is an ancient people whose base 60 number system led them to use zero as a placeholder.

The Greeks

These are ancient people who were widely considered to have the greatest civilization of antiquity but whose worldview could not allow for zero.

Aristotle

This Greek philosopher and scientist’s worldview made zero impossible. His views...

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