Ramanujan first encountered formal mathematics at age 10.
He demonstrated a natural ability, and was given books on advanced trigonometry
In his short lifetime, Ramanujan independently compiled nearly 3900 results related to identities and equations.. to know more
The year 2012 is National Mathematics Year
Srinivasa Ramanujan was a self-trained mathematical genius and self-styled mystic from Madras, India who died in 1920 at the age of thirty-two. Contrary to the Western scientific tradition, he didn't reveal his methods, other than to say that mathematical observations came to him in dreams provided by a Hindu god, didn't provide proofs, and didn't show his work.
But, observations about number theory and abstract algebra that he made from his death bed in 1920, one of a veritable horde of conjections neither proved nor disproved that he advanced. Some of these have just been proved using modern mathematical methods developed in the last decade.
A televised documentary of his life and accomplishments is coming soon in honor of the 125th anniversary of his birth.....do watch...
Professor Godfrey Harold Hardy with Srinivasan Ramanujan
When super genius Indian Mathematician Srinivasan Ramanujan arrived at London, he was greeted by Professor Godfrey Harold Hardy. To break the ice, Hardy made a innocent remark that the number of the taxi , he came in is 1729-- looks like a boring number, to kick start a conversation-- instead of the usual English weather..
Ramanujan had a cursory glance at the taxi number plate himself and replied casually in a knee jerk manner "Oh No, actually it is a very interesting number. .It is the smallest natural number representable in two different ways as the sum of two cubes"
--and then this brilliant man told the equation on the spot
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