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The notable mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan lived from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. He made extraordinary contributions to pure mathematics, despite having nearly no formal training. 213 more words

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Carl Djerassi, exemplary forerunner of Post-Gutenberg Man

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Carl Djerassi,

29 October 1923 – 30 January 2015

In an unprecedented commemoration, in our experience, yesterday’s Guardian ran — in addition to… 817 more words

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Reading The Comics, December 22, 2015: National Mathematics Day Edition

It was a busy week — well, it’s a season for busy weeks, after all — which is why the mathematics comics pile grew so large before I could do anything about it this time around. 1,735 more words

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Celebrating Ganit week...Essays in Math!

22nd December marks the birth anniversary of the the world famous Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The week of 14th is being celebrated as Ganit week. We too are celebrating but with a slight difference. 150 more words

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Srinivasa Ramanujan

Arguably one of the greatest mathematicians from India, Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 Dec 1887. Without any formal training in Mathematics, Ramanujan made significant contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. 40 more words

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The man who knew so much about numbers

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking. 325 more words

Srinivasa Ramanujan and G. H. Hardy: Notes on the 100th Anniversary of their Friendship at the Height of Empire

Sometimes communion is harder to parse than antagonism. What leads people to take risks and violate taboos to express solidarity and friendship? This is a central question for E. 512 more words