Recorded with sadness:

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

Recorded with sadness:

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

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

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

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

** 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

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

**Srinivasa Ramanujan** has an interesting life story. As a child in India, Ramanujan was a mathematical prodigy, but lacked access to teachers who could help him exploit that brilliance. 1,594 more words