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Indian math genius Ramanujan

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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:26 AM
I thought to myself after hearing about Ramanujan that how have i not seen or heard about his theory's.I mean i do read a lot and when you're a member of ATS not much can get by you.So after reading more i just thought i would share with some ATS'er that mite not know about his life and great mind." target='_blank' class='tabOff'/>

While on his death-bed in 1920, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, British mathematician GH Hardy, outlining several new mathematical functions never before heard of, along with a hunch about how they worked, the Daily Mail reported. Now, researchers say they have proved Ramanujan was right, and that the formula could explain the behaviour of black holes. "We've solved the problems from his last mysterious letters," Ken Ono, a mathematician from Emory University in Georgia, US, was quoted as saying. "For people who work in this area of math, the problem has been open for 90 years," he said. Ono said Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematician born in a village in southern India, spent so much time thinking about math that he flunked out of college in India twice. Ramanujan's letter to Hardy described several new functions that behaved differently from known theta functions, or modular forms, and yet closely mimicked them. Ramanujan, a devout Hindu, thought these patterns were revealed to him by the goddess Namagiri. However, no one at the time understood what he was talking about.

Hope you enjoy the read as i did

edit on 5-6-2013 by coolcatt because: Am a bit new so be nice plus i dont know how to paste image to thread

posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Hi - Could you post a link to read pls.

posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:40 AM
It's amazing that this guy was able to produce equations on his deathbed which took 90 years to figure out. It almost makes one wonder if he really did pull the knowledge from some other realm.

Anyway here is a link:
Deathbed theory dreamt by an Indian maths genius is finally proved correct - almost 100 years after he died
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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:50 AM

posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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That there my friend is why it is so interesting i think. I mean we are still trying to work out the rest of his theory's today
I think like you on this maybe he did get some help from somewhere just not on this rock

posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 12:25 PM
I'm not sure what I find most remarkable, that this guy produced a lot of beautiful maths, or that the Daily Mail ran a story about a mathematician.

posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 12:29 PM
That's crazy.!!!

That is all. i need more information!!!!! gonna look into it more.

posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 10:02 PM
I read a book about him when I was in college. He died at 32. Some believe he could have been to Abstract Math, Number Theory what Einstein was to Relativity. The person who realized his genius was G. H. Hardy. An example of how smart this guy was that 3rd-4th year math grads cannot fully understand some of the basic stuff that he wrote.

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