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Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan
Born: 22 Dec 1887 in Erode, Tamil Nadu state, India
Died: 26 April 1920 in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu state, India
This site is dedicated to Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan , one of the greatest mathematician of India.
Ramanujan independently discovered results of Gauss, Kummer and others on hypergeometric series. Ramanujan's own work on partial sums and products of hypergeometric series have led to major development in the topic. His most famous work was on the number p(n) of partitions of an integer n into summands.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was a mathematician par excellence. He is widely believed to be the greatest mathematician of the 20th Century. Srinivasa Ramanujan made significant contribution to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.
The picture above is taken from a stamp issued by the Indian Post Office to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his birth.
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