Ten fun facts about Srinivasa Ramanujan


Fact 1
He mastered a book on advanced trigonometry at the age of 13.

Fact 2
Though he had enrolled in Pachaiyappa's College in Madras, he left without a degree to pursue his own research in mathematics.

Fact 3
After his marriage to a 10 year old bride in 1909, he developed an abnormal swelling in the testicle. A doctor volunteered to perform surgery on him for free.


Fact 4
He has had books, movies and plays created after his life, including the book "The Man Who Knew Infinity" as well as the film "Ramanujan".

Fact 5
When mathematician G.H. Hardy visited Ramanujan in the hospital, he had an encounter with the number 1729: this gave birth to the name the Hardy-Ramanujan number for 1729.

Fact 6
His notebooks with his work were published by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 1957.

Fact 7
In a lecture in 2011, Professor Bruce C. Berndt admitted that over the last 40 years, nearly all of Ramanujan's theorems have been proven to be correct.

Fact 8
His medical records were analyzed and it was concluded that he had a parasitic infection of the liver and dysentery that was improperly treated.

Fact 9
In 1918, he became the second Indian to become a fellow of the Royal Society, as well as the youngest.

Fact 10
He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from his research in 1916, for his work on highly composite numbers.


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An Indian mathematician and autodidact.

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