Srinivasa Ramanujan

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Srinivasa Ramanujan
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Srinivāsa Rāmānujan (1887-1920)
BornDecember 22, 1887
DiedApril 26, 1920
ResidenceFlag of India.svg India, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK
NationalityFlag of India.svg Indian
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forLandau-Ramanujan constant

Ramanujan-Soldner constant
Ramanujan theta function
Rogers-Ramanujan identities
Ramanujan prime
Mock theta functions
Ramanujan's Number that is 1729

Ramanujan's sum
Scientific career
FieldsMathematician
Doctoral advisorG. H. Hardy and J. E. Littlewood

Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (December 22, 1887 – April 26, 1920) was an Indian mathematician. He is considered to be one of the most talented mathematicians in recent history. He had no formal training in mathematics. However, he has made a large contribution to number theory, infinite series and continued fractions.

He was mentored by G. H. Hardy in the early 1910s. After getting his degree at Cambridge, Ramanujan did his own work. He compiled over 3500 identities and equations in his life. Some of the identities were found in his "lost notebook". When the notebook was discovered, mathematicians proved almost all of Ramanujan's work. His discoveries have led to many advancements in mathematics. His formulas are now being used in crystallography and string theory.

In 2011, Ramanujan's birthday was made an annual "National Mathematics Day" by Prime Minister Manmohan singh.

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