The Nobel Prizes and the existence of such a diversity of prizes, particularly for the area of Mathematics, are justified because it is a transversal tool in many areas of scientific knowledge. All of these awards are, in fact, a consequence and proof that mathematics continues to develop intensely.
The introduction of zero in the decimal system was a milestone in the development of a numerical system in which calculation with very large and very small numbers became possible.
Without the notion of zero, modeling processes in commerce, astronomy, physics, chemistry, industry and many other activities would have been impossible.
Let's go through, in a simplified way, the way the notion of zero came into being as we know it today.
Escher's exhibition is on display at the Museum of Popular Art, in Lisbon, until May 27, 2018.
This Escher Exhibition in Lisbon presents more than 200 works by the artist Escher, in addition to lithographs, also didactic equipment, scientific experiments and some surprises.
Mathematical illusions and impossible shapes, not to be missed.