In the field of
science, there were the shining figures of Aryabhata, Varahamihira and Brahmagupta who
made great contributions to mathematics and astronomy. Aryabhata was the first to discover
that - the earth revolved round its own axis as also around the sun. He is the father of
modern algebra. The value of zero and the decimal system evolved during this period. In
other branches of science remarkable feats of metallurgy for instance were accomplished as
is witnessed by the iron pillar of Mehrauli, near Delhi.
The Gupta Age made significant contributions to Indian art too. The
figures in stone at Saranath and the frescoes of Ajanta belong to this Age and they are
even today considered master pieces.