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Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan on his birthday.

Last updated on July 27th, 2023 at 05:35 pm

Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician. He made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems that were considered unsolvable, even though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics.

Hans Eysenck states that Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation and tried to interest leading professional mathematicians in his work but failed for the most part. What he had to show them was too novel, too unfamiliar, and additionally presented in unusual ways; they could not be bothered to pay attention.

He began a postal correspondence in 1913 with the English mathematician G. H. Hardy at the University of Cambridge, England in order to seek out mathematicians who could better understand his work. Ramanujan’s work was recognized as extraordinary by Hardy, who arranged for him to travel to Cambridge.

Facts about Srinivasa Ramanujan:-

Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887, into a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family in, Tamil Nadu.

Originally from the Thanjavur district, his father Kuppuswamy Srinivasa Iyengar worked as a clerk in a sari shop. Komalatammal, his mother, was a housewife and sang at a local temple.

Originally from the Thanjavur district, his father Kuppuswamy Srinivasa Iyengar worked as a clerk in a sari shop. Komalatammal, his mother, was a housewife and sang at a local temple.

Ramanujan married Janaki, a girl his mother had selected for him a year earlier, on 14 July 1909. Janaki was ten years old when they married. Arranging marriages for young girls was not unusual then. Janaki was from Rajendram, a village close to the Marudur (Karur district) Railway Station.

Ramanujan, a deeply religious Hindu, credited his substantial mathematical capacities to divinity, and said his family goddess, Namagiri Thayar, revealed his mathematical knowledge to him. “An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God,” he once said.

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