# About Srinivasa Ramanujan

Name :: Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Date :: 1887- 12 - 22 Area of Study :: Mathematics Death Date :: 1920 - 04 - 26 | |

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→ He was an Indian Mathematician → He made large contributions to Mathematical Analysis, Number Theory etc. → He was said to be natural genius by G.H Hardy, a well known English Mathematician → He born at Erode, Madras Presidency ( Now in Tamil Nadu ), in a Tamil Brahmin Family → G.H Hardy Invited Ramanujan to visit and work with him at Cambridge University → He died at the age of 32, because of his illness, liver infection → During his lifetime, he discovered more than around 3000 results including equations → Government of India declared that, 22 December is National Mathematics Day → In India, 2012 celebrated as National Year of Mathematics → His father's name is K. Srinivasa Iyengar → His mother's name is Komalatammal → His family home is now serve as a Museum → He mastered in Book, " Advanced Trignometry " written by S. L Loney by the age of 13 → The famous Ramanujan - Hardy number is 1729 → History behind 1729 : In Hardy's words ⇒ " I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729, and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavourable omen. " No, ", he replied, " It is a very interesting number, it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways. " The two different ways are 1729 = 1 ^{3} + 12^{3} = 9^{3} + 10^{3}→ 1729, also known as one of the Taxicab Number ( In mathematics, n ^{th} taxicab number denoted as Ta(n). In the case of 1729, Ta( 2 ) = 1^{3} + 12^{3} = 9^{3} + 10^{3 }= 1729Ta( 1 ) = 2 = 1 ^{3} + 1^{3}→ The smallest number that can be expressed as a sum of 2 positive algebraic cubes in n distinct ways = Taxicab Number → Taxicab concept was first mentioned by in 1657Bernard Frenicle de Bessy→ His well known contributions are : Ramanujan's Sum : Mock Theta Functions : Ramanujan Constant : Ramanujan Conjecture : Ramanujan's Master Theorem : Ramanujan Prime | |

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State IT Day ( 22 Dec, In Tamil Nadu ), National Mathematics Day ( 22 Dec, In India ), National Mathematics Year ( 2012, In India ), Ramanujan Day ( 22 Dec, by Govt. Arts College, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India ), SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, $10,000 [ Given by The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy ( SASTRA) based in Chennai to a mathematician not exceeding the age of 32, for their outstanding contributions to the area of Mathematics ] | |

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