The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert KanigelThe tale of a relationship between a young Indian mathematics genius, Ramanujan, and his tutor at Cambridge University, G.H. Hardy, in the years before World War I. Through their eyes the reader is taken on a journey through numbers theory. Ramanujan would regularly telescope 12 steps of logic into two - the effect is said to be like Dr Watson in the train of some argument by Sherlock Holmes. The language of symbols and infinitely large (and small) regions of mathematics should be rendered with clarity for the general reader.
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Srinivasa Ramanujan
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By Amanda N'Duka. Born in in the South Indian city of Erode, he demonstrated incredible ability from a young age and would move to England on the eve of World War I, where he was mentored by GH Hardy. Ramanujan would earn the distinction of becoming only the second Indian to be admitted into the Royal Society, but he became seriously ill as a result of having contracted Dysentery earlier in life, and died only 32 years old in , leaving behind a scientific legacy that is still being examined to this day. In this exclusive clip, we see the personal toll his move to England took on him, as he grapples with professional obstacles, personal privation and prejudice. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. All Rights reserved. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds.
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The movie The Man Who Knew Infinity is about Srinivasa Ramanujan , who is generally viewed by mathematicians as one of the two most romantic figures in our discipline. I shall say more about the other romantic later. Ramanujan — was born and died, aged just 32, in Southern India. But in one of the most extraordinary events in mathematical history, he spent the period of World War I in Trinity College Cambridge at the invitation of the leading British mathematician Godfrey Harold G. Hardy — and his great collaborator John E. Srinivasa Ramanujan.