Ramanujan’s illness

  title={Ramanujan’s illness},
  author={D. A. Young},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={107 - 119}
  • D. A. Young
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • A January night in 1913 found the two renowned Cambridge mathematicians G.H. Hardy and J.E. Littlewood, in the latter’s rooms in Trinity College, poring over an unsolicited manuscript of mathematical formulae, which had arrived that morning in Hardy’s mail. The letter was from a 25-year-old Hindu clerk, Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), who lived in Madras and was as regards mathematics entirely self-educated. Many mathematicians receive letters from cranks and hoaxers, but it was at once… CONTINUE READING
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