In the late 16th century, new mathematical concepts were transforming perceptions of the world. Shakespeare’s plays helped audiences to process these changes.
Nothing is harder to find than you might think.
The Romans may not have had a symbol for zero, but bees understand what it means beyond just the simple assumption “there’s nothing there”.
High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.
Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.