Kumbakonam remembers the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan who brought glory to this humble town in Tamil Nadu.

*"The Ramanujan@125 celebrations are being inaugurated in Chennai on Monday, December 26 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will declare 2012 to be the National Mathematics Year."*

The house in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu where Ramanujan grew up is now the Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre, established by SASTRA University and maintained as a monument from 2000.

Kumbakonam town high school - Where Ramanujan completed his schooling |

Government college Kumbakonam - where In 1903, Ramanujan joined this college only to fail in all examinations except mathematics. |

Horoscope of Srinivasa Ramanujan |

A Magic square formed by Ramanujan containing his date of birth |

**His popular contributions to mathematics:**

Landau–Ramanujan constant Mock theta functions Ramanujan conjecture Ramanujan prime Ramanujan–Soldner constant Ramanujan theta function Ramanujan's sum Rogers–Ramanujan identities |

Roger Spottiswoode, best known for his James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, is working on a movie on mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, titled "The First Class Man", the film's scripting has been completed and shooting is being planned from next year.

“An American writer found Ramanujan and wrote a play about him for 10 years. He showed me the draft and I became interested. He wrote a script on it, which later won a prize at Tribeca for best script about science. We have nurtured it,” he says.

Talking about the title, Spottiswoode recalled a famous anecdote.

“When Ramanujan arrived in England, Hardy introduced him to Cambridge with a nice speech and called him ‘The First Class Man' and Ramanujan later thanked Hardy, saying ‘You are a first class man.' My film is more like King's Speech,” he says.

brilliant post and thank u for sharing all those photographs of his house, school and college

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ReplyDeleteOh Wow. I did not know it was his birthday today.

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