Srinivasa Ramanujan

  • Jeremy Irons to star with Dev Patel in biopic on Srinivasa Ramanujan December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Oscarwinning actor Jeremy Irons is set to play G H Hardy in 'The Man Who Knew Infinity', the biopic on on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan with Dev Patel starring as the revered Indian mathematician. Hardy was the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujanfrom obscurity in Edwardian India and installed...
  • Translation of Ramanujan's biography to be released on Aug 21 August 19, 2013

    A Malayalam translation of Robert Kanigel's famous biography of legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan would be released at a function at Thiruvananthapuram on August 21. 'The man who knew infinity: A life of the Genius Ramanujan' by Kanigel has been translated into Malayalam by P Ramachandra Menon, T M Sankaran and J...
  • Debutant Abhay to play lead in Srinivasa Ramanujan biopic April 29, 2013

    Chennai: Debutant Tamil actor Abhay, grandson of yesteryear actors Gemini Ganeshan and Savithri, is set to reprise the role of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in upcoming Tamil English bilingual 'Ramanujan'. "Abhay will play the titular character of the math genius in the film, which will feature southern actress Bhama as his...
  • Ramanujan's formula can explain behaviour of black holes December 31, 2012

    London: Almost a century after his death, Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan's cryptic deathbed theory has been proven correct and scientists say it could explain the behaviour of black holes. While on his deathbed, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician GH Hardy in 1920, outlining several new...
  • Math genius Ramanujan's cryptic formula finally proved correct December 29, 2012

    London: Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan's cryptic deathbed theory, which he claimed was conceived in his dreamshas finally been proven correct, almost 100 years after he died. In 1920, while on his deathbed, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician GH Hardy, outlining several new mathematical functions never before...
  • Who was Srinivasa Ramanujan? December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrating Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th birthday, Google posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features a boy trying to solve some mathematical equations and geometrical figures, which form the letters of the word 'Google'. But who was Srinivasa Ramanujan? Born on 22 December 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian...
  • Google doodles Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th birthday December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: To honour Srinivasa Ramanujan on his 125th birthday, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features a boy trying to solve some mathematical equations and geometrical figures, which form the letters of the word 'Google'. Born on 22 December 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician...
  • Hyderabad: Kalam celebrates Ramanujan July 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: The ambience at the St Anns Junior College for Girls was euphoric as former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam visited the college on Monday. He was invited to the college as a part of the ongoing National Year of Mathematics celebrations. Dr Kalam interacted with the students and inspired...
  • Sibal seeks change in education system December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday sought a change in the country's education system which, he said, was "socially stratified" with graduates of elite universities becoming the managerial class. "Thus far we have had an education system that is socially stratified... Graduates of a few elite universities such as...
  • PM declares 2012 as 'National Mathematical Year' December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Declaring 2012 as the 'National Mathematical year' as a tribute to maths wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday voiced concern over the "badly inadequate" number of competent mathematicians in the country. He also said that the perception that pursuit of mathematics does not lead to attractive...
  • Bond director to make a movie on Ramanujan October 16, 2011

    Mumbai: India's mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan will be immortalised on the big screen with Roger Spottiswoode, best known for his James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies', working on a movie on him having 'Rang De Basanti' actor Siddharth in the lead role. Spottiswoode, who is part of the international competition jury...