The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan Author Robert Kanigel
ISBN-10 1476763496
ISBN-13 9781476763491
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Washington Square Press
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JEREMY IRONS AND DEV PATEL In 1913 a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy begging the preeminent English mathematician s opinion on several ideas he had about numbers Realizing the letter was the work of a genius Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled With a passion for rich and evocative detail Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University where the devout Hindu Ramanujan the Prince of Intuition tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy the Apostle of Proof In time Ramanujan s creative intensity took its toll he died at the age of thirty two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today

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The Indian Clerk

The Indian Clerk Author David Leavitt
ISBN-10 9781408806821
Release 2009-08-17
Pages 496