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Bibhutibhushan Datta

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Bibhutibhushan Datta (also Bibhuti Bhusan Datta; Bengali : বিভূতিভূষণ দত্ত, Bibhūtibhūṣaṇ Datta) (28 June 1888 – 6 October 1958) was a historian of Indian mathematics.Datta came from a poor Bengali family. He was a student of Ganesh Prasad, studied at University of Calcutta and secured the master's degree in mathematics in 1914 and doctorate degree in 1920 in applied mathematics. He taught at Calcutta University where he was lecturer at University Science College, and during 1924–1929 he was  Rhashbehari Ghosh Professor of Applied Mathematics. During the 1920s and 1930s he created a reputation as an authority on the history of  Indian mathematics. He was also deeply interested in Indian philosophy and religion. In 1929 he retired from his professorship and left the university in 1933, and became a sannyasin (an ascetic, a person who has renounced worldly pleasures)  in 1938 under the name Swami Vidyaranya.
History of Hindu Mathematics: A Source Book, written by him jointly with Avadhesh Narayan Singh (1901–1954) became a standard reference in the history of Indian mathematics. He also wrote a monograph on the Shulba Sutras. He published more than 70 research papers mostly related to history of Indian mathematics.In the  last years of his life, as Swami Vidyaranya, he lived mainly at Pushkar (in Rajasthan).
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Bibhutibhushan Datta

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Bibhutibhushan Datta was a historian of Indian mathematics. Datta came from a poor Bengali family. He was a student of Ganesh Prasad, studied at University of Calcutta and secured the master's degree in mathematics in 1914 and doctorate degree in 1920 in applied mathematics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibhutibhushan_Datta
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 204.29

Brahmadeva

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Brahmadeva was an Indian mathematician. He was the author of Karanaprakasa, which is a commentary on Aryabhata's Aryabhatiya. Its contents deal partly with trigonometry and its applications to astronomy.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmadeva
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 34.37

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Research institution in Chennai, India

  • Desc: The Institute of Mathematical Sciences is a research centre located in Chennai, India. IMSc is a national institute for fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: theoretical computer science, mathematics, theoretical physics, and computational biology.
  • URL: http://www.imsc.res.in/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Mathematical_Sciences,_Chennai
  • Type: Organization, Thing, EducationalOrganization, CollegeOrUniversity, Place
  • Result Score: 21.46

Virahanka

Mathematician

  • Desc: Virahanka was an Indian prosodist who is also known for his work on mathematics. He may have lived in the 6th century, but it is also possible that he worked as late as 8th century.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virahanka
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 21.02

Siddhānta Shiromani

Book by Bhāskara II

  • Desc: Siddhānta Śiromani is the major treatise of Indian mathematician Bhāskara II. He wrote the Siddhānta Śiromani in 1150 when he was 36 years old. The work is composed in Sanskrit Language in 1450 verses.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddh%C4%81nta_Shiromani
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 19.48

Munishvara

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Munishvara was a 17th-century Indian mathematician who produced accurate sine tables. He was opposed to fellow mathematician Kamalakara.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munishvara
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 18.72

Halayudha

Mathematician

  • Desc: Halayudha was a 10th-century Indian mathematician who wrote the Mṛtasañjīvanī, a commentary on Pingala's Chandaḥśāstra. The latter contains a clear description of Pascal's triangle.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halayudha
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 18.20

Navin M. Singhi

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Navin Madhavprasad Singhi is an Indian mathematician and a Professor Emeritus at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, specializing in combinatorics and graph theory.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navin_M._Singhi
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 17.97

A. A. Krishnaswami Ayyangar

Mathematician

  • Desc: A. A. Krishnaswami Ayyangar was a mathematician from India. He got his M.A. in Mathematics at the age of 18 from Pachaiyappa's College and subsequently started teaching Mathematics there.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Krishnaswami_Ayyangar
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 17.42

Yativṛṣabha

Mathematician

  • Desc: Yativṛṣabha, also known as Jadivasaha, was a mathematician and Jain monk. He is believed to have lived during the 6th century, probably during 500-570. He lived and worked between the periods of two great Indian mathematicians, Aryabhata and Brahmagupta.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yativ%E1%B9%9B%E1%B9%A3abha
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 17.17

Bijaganita

Book by Bhāskara II

  • Desc: Bijaganita was Indian mathematician Bhāskara II's treatise on algebra. It is the second volume of his main work Siddhānta Shiromani, Sanskrit for "Crown of treatises," alongside Lilāvati, Grahaganita and Golādhyāya.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijaganita
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 17.03

Romaka Siddhanta

Book by Varāhamihira

  • Desc: The Romaka Siddhanta is one of the five siddhantas mentioned in Varaha Mihira's Panchasidhantika which is an Indian astronomical treatise. Romaka Siddhanta is based on the astronomical learning of Byzantine Rome. "Siddhanta" literally means "Doctrine" or "Tradition."
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romaka_Siddhanta
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 15.87

Sridhara

Mathematician

  • Desc: Sridharacharya was an Indian mathematician, Sanskrit pandit and philosopher. He was born in Bhurishresti village in South Radha in the 8th Century AD. His father's name was Baladev Acharya and his mother's name was Acchoka bai. His father was a Sanskrit pandit and philosopher.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sridhara
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 15.51

Prabodh Chandra Sengupta

Historian

  • Desc: Prabodh Chandra Sengupta was a historian of astronomy in ancient India. He was a Professor of Mathematics in Bethune College Calcutta and a lecturer in Indian Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Calcutta.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prabodh_Chandra_Sengupta
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 14.53

Govindasvāmi

Mathematician

  • Desc: Govindasvāmi was an Indian mathematical astronomer most famous for his Bhasya, a commentary on the Mahābhāskarīya of Bhāskara I, written around 830.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govindasv%C4%81mi
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 14.51

Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana

Research institute in Pune, India

  • Desc: Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana is a research and education institute for mathematics in Pune, India, founded by noted Indian-American mathematician professor Shreeram Abhyankar.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhaskaracharya_Pratishthana
  • Type: Thing, Organization, EducationalOrganization, CollegeOrUniversity, Place
  • Result Score: 14.31

Sudhakara Dvivedi

Scholar

Sankara Variar

Astronomer

  • Desc: Shankara Variyar was an astronomer-mathematician of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics. His family were employed as temple-assistants in the temple at Tṛkkuṭaveli near modern Ottapalam.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankara_Variar
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 13.62

Radha Charan Gupta

Indian historian

Lokavibhaga

Book by Sarvanandi

  • Desc: The Lokavibhāga is a Jain cosmological text originally composed in Prakrit by a Digambara monk, Sarvanandin, surviving in a later Sanskrit translation by one Siṃhasūri.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokavibhaga
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.95

Brihaddeshi

Book

  • Desc: Brihaddeshi is a Classical Sanskrit text on Indian classical music, attributed to Matanga Muni. It is the first text that speaks directly of the raga and distinguishes the and the. It also introduced sargam notation.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihaddeshi
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.95

Narayana Pandita

Mathematician

  • Desc: Narayana Pandita was a major mathematician of India. Plofker writes that his texts were the most significant Sanskrit mathematics treatises after those of Bhaskara II, other than the Kerala school.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayana_Pandita
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.82
Virasena

Virasena

Mathematician

  • Desc: Acharya Virasena was a Digambara monk and belonged to the lineage of Acharya Kundakunda. He was an Indian mathematician and Jain philosopher and scholar. He was also known as a famous orator and an accomplished poet. His most reputed work is the Jain treatise Dhavala. The late Dr. Hiralal Jain places the completion of this treatise in 816 AD. Virasena was a noted mathematician. He gave the derivation of the volume of a frustum by a sort of infinite procedure.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virasena
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 12.51

Aryabhata II

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Āryabhaṭa was an Indian mathematician and astronomer, and the author of the Maha-Siddhanta. The numeral II is given to him to distinguish him from the earlier and more influential Āryabhaṭa I.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryabhata_II
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 11.99
Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Observatory in New Delhi, India

  • Desc: Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, revising the calendar and astronomical tables.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jantar_Mantar,_New_Delhi
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 11.32

Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta

Book by Brahmagupta

  • Desc: The Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta is the main work of Brahmagupta, written c. 628. Τhis text of mathematical astronomy contains significant mathematical content, including a good understanding of the role of zero, rules for manipulating both negative and positive numbers, a method for computing square roots, methods of solving linear and quadratic equations, and rules for summing series, Brahmagupta's identity, and Brahmagupta’s theorem.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C4%81hmasphu%E1%B9%ADasiddh%C4%81nta
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 11.15

Gangesha Upadhyaya

Mathematician

  • Desc: Gangesha Upadhyaya was an Indian mathematician and philosopher from the kingdom of Mithila. He established the Navya-Nyāya school. His Tattvacintāmaṇi, also known as Pramāṇacintāmaṇi, is the basic text for all later developments.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangesha_Upadhyaya
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 10.84

Pingala

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Acharya Pingala was an ancient Indian mathematician who authored the Chandaḥśāstra, the earliest known treatise on Sanskrit prosody. The Chandaḥśāstra is a work of eight chapters in the late Sūtra style, not fully comprehensible without a commentary. It has been dated to the last few centuries BCE. The 10th century mathematician Halayudha wrote a commentary on the Chandaḥśāstra and expanded it.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingala
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 10.74

Bapudeva Sastri

Scholar

Līlāvatī

Book by Bhāskara II

  • Desc: The Līlāvatī is Indian mathematician Bhāskara II's treatise on mathematics, written in 1150. It is the first volume of his main work, the Siddhānta Shiromani, alongside the Bijaganita, the Grahaganita and the Golādhyāya.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C4%ABl%C4%81vat%C4%AB
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 10.43

Kātyāyana

Mathematician

Kuṭṭākāra Śirōmaṇi

Book

Mathukumalli V. Subbarao

Canadian mathematician

Jyeṣṭhadeva

Astronomer

  • Desc: Jyeṣṭhadeva was an astronomer-mathematician of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama. He is best known as the author of Yuktibhāṣā, a commentary in Malayalam of Tantrasamgraha by Nilakantha Somayaji. In Yuktibhāṣā, Jyeṣṭhadeva had given complete proofs and rationale of the statements in Tantrasamgraha. This was unusual for traditional Indian mathematicians of the time. An analysis of the mathematics content of Yuktibhāṣā has prompted some scholars to call it "the first textbook of calculus". Jyeṣṭhadeva also authored Drk-karana a treatise on astronomical observations.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jye%E1%B9%A3%E1%B9%ADhadeva
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.70

T. A. Sarasvati Amma

Scholar

  • Desc: T. A. Sarasvati Amma was a scholar born in Cherpulassery, Palakkad District, Kerala, India who specialized in the geometry of ancient and medieval India.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._A._Sarasvati_Amma
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 9.47

Varāhamihira

Correspondent

  • Desc: Varāhamihira, also called Vārāha or Mihira, was a Hindu polymath who lived in Ujjain. He was born in the Avanti region, roughly corresponding to modern-day Malwa, to Adityadasa, who was himself an astronomer.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Var%C4%81hamihira
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.47

Parameshvara

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Kottessori Parameshvara Kundisori was a major Indian mathematician and astronomer of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama. He was also an astrologer.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parameshvara
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 9.42

Sphuṭacandrāpti

Book

Jagannatha Samrat

Astronomer

  • Desc: Paṇḍita Jagannātha Samrāṭ was an Indian astronomer and mathematician who served in the court of Jai Singh II of Amber, and was also his guru.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagannatha_Samrat
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.32

Mahendra Sūri

Astronomer

  • Desc: Mahendra Sūri is the 14th century Jain astronomer who wrote the Yantraraja, the first Indian treatise on the astrolabe. He was trained by Madana Sūri, and was teacher to Malayendu Sūri.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahendra_S%C5%ABri
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.25

C. M. Whish

Linguist

  • Desc: Charles Matthew Whish was an English civil servant in the Madras Establishment of the East India Company. Whish was the first to bring to the notice of the western mathematical scholarship the achievements of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._M._Whish
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.13

Bhāskara I

Mathematician

  • Desc: Bhāskara was a 7th-century mathematician, who was the first to write numbers in the Hindu decimal system with a circle for the zero, and who gave a unique and remarkable rational approximation of the sine function in his commentary on Aryabhata's work.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bh%C4%81skara_I
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 9.07

Achyutha Pisharadi

Astronomer

  • Desc: Achyutha Pisharodi was a Sanskrit grammarian, astrologer, astronomer and mathematician who studied under Jyeṣṭhadeva and was a member of Madhava of Sangamagrama's Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achyutha_Pisharadi
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 8.76

Nilakantha Somayaji

Mathematician

  • Desc: Kelallur Nilakantha Somayaji was a major mathematician and astronomer of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics in India. One of his most influential works was the comprehensive astronomical treatise Tantrasamgraha completed in 1501. He had also composed an elaborate commentary on Aryabhatiya called the Aryabhatiya Bhasya.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilakantha_Somayaji
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 8.71

Haridatta

Astronomer

  • Desc: Haridatta was an astronomer-mathematician of Kerala, India, who is believed to be the promulgator of the Parahita system of astronomical computations. This system of computations is widely popular in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haridatta
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 8.63

Walter Eugene Clark

American professor

  • Desc: Walter Eugene Clark, was an American philologist. He was the second Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University and editor of the volumes 38-44 of the Harvard Oriental Series.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Eugene_Clark
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 8.50

Mahāvīra

Mathematician

  • Desc: Mahāvīra was a 9th-century Jain mathematician possibly born in or close to the present day city of Mysore, in southern India. He was the author of Gaṇitasārasan̄graha, which revised the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah%C4%81v%C4%ABra_(mathematician)
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 8.39

Anadi Sankar Gupta

Indian mathematician

  • Desc: Anadi Sankar Gupta was an Indian mathematician. Till his death, he was an INSA Senior Scientist and emeritus faculty with the Department of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anadi_Sankar_Gupta
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 8.32
Sadratnamala

Sadratnamala

Book by Sankara Varman

  • Desc: Sadratnamala is an astronomical-mathematical treatise in Sanskrit written by Sankara Varman, an astronomer-mathematician of the Kerala school of mathematics, in 1819.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadratnamala
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 8.20
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