Photographer's Note

Well, he is the man to be blamed should you have computer bug!

This is a statue of Abu Mohammed Ibn Musa Al Al-Khowârizmi (783-840) a mathematician, who lived in today's Khiva but in his time it was Khowârizm and so that is how he got that name. He founded the discipline of algebra written in his work called "Kitab al jabr w'al-muqabala" or "rules of restoration and reduction" around 825 AD. He introduced the cipher zero and the decimal number system and the general solution for quadratic equations.

His mathematical genius today is recognised in the word "algorithm" derives from Al-Khowârizmi his name which refers to a 'constant calculation process for solving mathematical problem' that buttresses his status as the father of algebra. He also authoured several important astronomical works that may later help Columbus find the 'New World' five hundred years later......

He's now sitting at the entrance of Khiva old city
and still thinking....

Setting: 18 mm, 1/80 sec, F9, ISO Raw 200, 1045 hrs

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