Saturday, December 22, 2012

Google page dedicated to Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan on his 125 birthday

This page is dedicated to Srinivasa Ramanujan the great Mathematician from India.

The year 2012 was announced as National Year of Mathematics by PM of India Dr. Manmohan Singh as this year is the 125th birth year of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Apart from this, 2012 is the centenary year since Ramanujan first visited the UK and became friend with then Cambridge professor G H Hardy.

Google page dedicated to Srinivasa Ramanujan on his 125th birthday
We should be proud about the day today when Google search engine page is dedicated to Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was born on 22 December 1887 in a poor Brahmin family in southern India. His extraordinary inclination to Mathematics was since the tender age of 10 when normally the children are just looking of time to run for playing. Before entering the age of teens just in his twelfth year of life he has mastered the book of S L Loney which was on trigonometry. Apart from discovering theorems all by on his own, he re-discovered Euler’s identity independently. In his teen he was busy conducting his own mathematical research on Bernoulli numbers and Euler-Mascheroni constant.

Special Cover of stamp released on Srinivasa Ramanujan
Srinivasa Ramanujan was an autodidact Mathematician who was not having any formal training in simple mathematics. But his religious dedication towards this subject has his name in mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions for his extraordinary contributions. 

Some of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s theorems are still not solved. He has travelled all the way to England against the then myth that no one should cross the sea or their religion will be washed away.

Stamp released on Srinivasa Ramanujan
The most important thing which I would like to tell my friend here is that the present ATMs are working on one of his partition theory. So, next time when you are using an ATM pay respect to Srinivasa Ramanujan.

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