The Meaning of Ramanujan and his Lost Notebook
George Andrews will describe the brief life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the self-taught Indian mathematical genius whose legacy includes many formulas that were new and surprising and that took many years for others to prove. Andrews will use elementary arithmetic to illustrate Ramanujan's mathematical work.
He will also discuss the philosophical issue of whether mathematical truth transcends culture, incorporating ideas of the late Edward Shils who illustrated Ramanujan's work to support the notion of the universal validity of science.
George Eyre Andrews is an American mathematician working in analysis and combinatorics. He is an Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University.
|The Meaning of Ramanujan and his Lost Notebook|
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