The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G.H. Hardy, begging that pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and teeming slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two, but left behind a magical and inspired legacy that today is still being plumbed for its secrets.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433286759
Additional Contributors: Bower, Humphrey
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Aug 20, 2017

tHERE IS so much more to this story than what the DVD version gives & well worth the read. Also a good primer in the varieties of culture of India. What a struggle this man (& untold number of Indians) have had with the historical control of Britain with the classes & prejudice.

Actually I've listened to this more than once & realize there's so much more about Indian culture, customs & lives. I have found this to be an excellent audiobook of great interest.


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