Autobiography of Srinivasa Ramanujan | The Great Indian Mathematician

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan, the great legendary figure in the world of Mathematics, came of a poor but orthodox family of Tamil Nadu in 1887. He was an outstanding student and an illustrious son of India. He obtained a scholarship by dint of his brilliance. So he was able to continue his studies in the university of Madras. Yet he had to undertake a job in the Port Trust there overcome his financial hardship. Ramanuja became worldwide famous for his original works in Mathematics, particularly in the theory of Numbers. By contributing his papers regarding his subject to the Indian Mathematical Society he secured a scholarship at Cambridge University of England. He was able to attract the favour of Godfrey Hardy, the leading mathematician of the them England. It was Hardy who helped Ramanuja in exposing his genius to the wider world. Later on he went to England ignoring the superstitious sentiment of his family and displayed his talent there. Subsequently he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Unfortunately, he died a premature death in 1920 only at the age of 33. This has been undoubtedly a great loss in the world of Mathematics.
Autobiography of Srinivasa Ramanujan | The Great Indian Mathematician Autobiography of Srinivasa Ramanujan | The Great Indian Mathematician Reviewed by Rahul Namasudra on September 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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