Emma Bell explains why the Renaissance mathematician Gerolamo Cardano styled himself as the "man of discoveries".
In this edition of the series, we instead learn about 'routes' and Edsger Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm.
Blaise Pascal was driven to begin the mechanisation of mathematics by his father's struggles with an accounts book in 17th century France.
Mary Somerville fights against social mores to become one of the leading mathematicians of her time.
Pythagoras gave us so much more than a² + b² = c²
More than spirals and rabbits, Fibonacci gave us something much more fundamental.
The story of how we got the equals sign