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Ramanujan, Srinivasa Aiyangar, 1887-1920 (mathematician)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1887 - 1920

Biography

Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan (1887-1920) was born in in Erode, Tamil Nadu state, India. He taught himself pure mathematics from a textbook by G.S. Carr, and developed his reputation in Madras. After writing to mathematicians in England, he was invited to Cambridge by G.H. Hardy, and became a Fellow of Trinity College (1918-1920). He worked with Hardy between 1914-1920, and after his death Hardy edited his collected works and published Ramanujan: twelve lectures on subjects suggested by his life and work (1940). Ramanujan made original contributions to function theory, power series, and number theory, before he died of tuberculosis.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 File

G.H. Hardy and S. Ramanujan: 'Asymptotic Formulae in Combinatory Analysis', 1916 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6982
Scope and Contents

A draft for publication, written in the hand of G.H. Hardy, 108 folios.

Dates: 1916 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Godfrey Harold Hardy: Mathematical Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6982-6983
Scope and Contents

Drafts for publication in the hand of Hardy.

Dates: 1916-1921
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Srinivasa Ramanujan: letters to G.H. Hardy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7011
Scope and Contents

With a covering letter from Hardy to A.F. Scholfield, Librarian.

Dates: 1913-1940 (The letters are dated 1913-1914, the covering letter is dated 1940.)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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