Srinivasa Ramanujan

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

Ramanujan
Ramanujan (centre) and his colleague G. H. Hardy (extreme right), with other scientists, outside the Senate House, Cambridge, c.1914–19

Here's a time line of Srinivasa Ramanujan

  • 1905 - Drops out of Kumbakonam college
  • 1906 - Joins Pachaiyappa’s College, Madras, only to leave without completing his studies
  • 1911 - Publishes first paper on Bernoulli Numbers
  • 1912 - Gets a job at the Madras Port Trust Ramanujan is introduced to G.H. Hardy’s tract on ‘Orders of Infinity.’ He provides an answer to one of the problems posed by Hardy
  • 1913 - Ramanujan writes his first letter to Hardy Hardy recognises Ramanujan as ‘a mathemacian of the highest class,’and tries to organise a visit by Ramanujan to England
  • 1914 - E.H. Neville, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge meets Ramanujan in Madras and convinces him to go to Cambridge Neville writes to University of Madras to support Ramanujan University of Madras offers Ramanujan scholarship On March 17, leaves for England
  • 1916 - Gets B.A. degree by research from Cambridge University
  • 1917 - Periodically hospitalised for treatment
  • 1918 - Becomes Fellow of the Royal Society Elected to Trinity College Fellowship
  • 1919 - Returns to India
  • 1920 - Health deteriorates Dies on April 26, 1920
  • 1927 - Collected papers of Ramanujan, edited by P.V. Seshu Aiyar, G.H. Hardy and B.M. Wilson and published by Cambridge University Press
Srinivasa Ramanujan

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Born(1887-12-22)22 December 1887
Died26 April 1920(1920-04-26) (aged 32)
Other namesSrinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar
CitizenshipBritish Raj
Education
Known for
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsTrinity College, Cambridge
ThesisHighly Composite Numbers (1916)
Academic advisors
InfluencesG. S. Carr
InfluencedG. H. Hardy
Signature
Srinivasa Ramanujan signature

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

-- Albert Einstien

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