Contribution of Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan

Srinivas Ramanujan, born in British Raj in 1887 was an Indian mathematician who is known for his contributions to number theory, mathematical analysis, infinite series & theta functions. His birthday is celebrated in India as National Mathematics Day.

  • Ramanujan was the first Indian fellow of Trinity College, London. Being selected at the age of 30, he was also one of the youngest fellows in the history of Royal Society. These facts still inspire the Indians, specially those working in the field of science & mathematics.
  • Though not having proper formal education in mathematics, Ramanujan was interested in the wonderful ‘game’ of maths & his interest got reflected into his research. This research attracted the eyes of the Indian & western mathematicians. So he was called to Cambridge where he worked on Mock theta functions.
  • Ramanujan Prime, Theta functions & many more mathematical formulas were his original contribution. After his death, the mathematicians all over the world are surprised to see the work on such formulas by Ramanujan in that time.
  • The scientists & mathematicians are working to use the research of Ramanujan to find out more facts about black-holes & formation of Universe.

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Q: Discuss the relevance of works and life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

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