Who the fuck is Srinivasa Ramanujan??
- Referred to as “The Man who knew Infinity”
- Strangest man in all of mathematics, and one of its greatest geniuses.
- Derived Euler’s Identity on his own at the age of 10.
- G.S. Carr’s book on number theory would be his only outlet to western mathematics.
- Rederived 100 years of western mathematics on his own.
- Left behind a book full of 4,000 equations.
- Some of his work from over 100 years ago is the mathematically basis for string theory.
- Claimed the Goddess Namagiri revealed his mathematical discoveries to him in a dream.
- Died at 32
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“Ramanujan had several extraordinary characteristics which set him apart from the majority of mathematicians. One was...
"An equation for me has no meaning, unless it represents a thought of God."
Ramanujan was a fascinating man, but that History Channel clip hurt to watch.
Fuck yes, math.
I cannot love this man enough.
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