## Wallis, John (1616–1703)Arithmetica Infinitorum was described as
"the most stimulating mathematical work so far published in England"
and introduced the original symbol for infinity (like an '8' lying on its
side). It contained the germs of the differential calculus, and it suggested
to Newton, who was delighted by it, the binomial theorem. Together with Robert Boyle, Wallis formed a society where scientists congregated to discuss current scientific ideas. It led to the foundation of the Royal Society in 1660. ## Related category• MATHEMATICIANS | ||||||

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