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Sundar Pichai, Silicon Valley’s new technology star: wondrously un-grok-able by Westerners looking at him in rear-view mirrors angled on roots

Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science—and it means as little to us (because of our Earthling assumptions) as color means to a blind man. 852 more words

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The Man Who Knew Infinity to Premiere at TIFF 2015

The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Jeremy Irons as G.H. Hardy and Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, will premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, as one of the festival’s Gala Premieres. 6 more words

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The Meaning of Mathematics and Science



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


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