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Ramanujan -- The Ultimate Superhero

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
College of LAS
Location
100 Noyes Lab
Date
Jun 6, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Bruce Berndt (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Cost
Free
Contact
Scott Ahlgren
E-Mail
sahlgren@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Mathematics

A public lecture "Ramanujan -- The Ultimate Superhero," sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the College of LAS will be presented by Bruce Berndt (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois). Srinivasa Ramanujan is perhaps the most enigmatic mathematician in the history of our subject. First, a short account of Ramanujan’s life will be given. Second, the speaker will provide a history of his association with Ramanujan beginning with Robert Rankin in 1966, Paul Bateman in 1967, Emil Grosswald in 1970, and a cold office at the Institute for Advanced Study in February, 1974. Third, some examples from Ramanujan’s Notebooks and Lost Notebook will be given to provide evidence that this great Indian mathematician is, indeed, the ultimate superhero. This lecture will be aimed at a general audience.

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