In the popular 2015 Hollywood movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity” about the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan – It was called so because of Ramanujan’s love for mathematics had no boundaries. He gave the whole mathematics fraternity a new dimension and left behind useful conclusions which are being used as a base for new findings.

However, the common symbol for infinity, ∞, was invented by the English mathematician John Wallis in 1655. Three main types of infinity may be distinguished: the mathematical, the physical, and the metaphysical.