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The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Man Who Knew Infinity
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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Robert Kanigel
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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Robert Kanigel
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JEREMY IRONS AND DEV PATEL! A moving and enlightening look at the unbelievable true story of how gifted prodigy Ramanujan stunned the scholars of Cambridge University and revolutionized mathematics. 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, but left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.

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Publisher
Washington Square Press
Year
2013
ISBN
9781439121863
Topic
History
Subtopic
Historical Biographies

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