Srinivasa Ramanujan

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Srinivasa Ramanujan

Born: 22 December 1887

Died: 26 April 1920

A contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language who is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement.

He was an Indianmathematician who lived during the British Rule in India.

Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems considered to be unsolvable.

Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation: “He tried to interest the leading professional mathematicians in his work, but failed for the most part.

Many were completely novel; his original and highly unconventional results, such as the Ramanujan prime, the Ramanujan theta function, partition formulae and mock theta functions, have opened entire new areas of work and inspired a vast amount of further research.

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