The man who knew infinity: a life of the genius, Ramanujan

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C. Scribner's, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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A biography of one of the most innovative mathematicians of all time traces the rise of Srinivasa Ramanujan from his days as a clerk to his collaboration with one of England's greatest mathematicians

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Review: The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

User Review  - RAN IN JAN - Goodreads

This is for the first time I read an autobiography of an Indian and I regret reading it so late. Even though I knew about this book much earlier, also had seen it the book stores both online and ... Read full review

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This is a biography of a man whom I consider to be the smartest man who ever lived--certainly the smartest mathematician who ever lived. He understood nuance and implication, but was not a victim of ... Read full review

Contents

OneIN THE TEMPLES COOLNESS1887 to 1903
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Sarangapani Sannidhi Street
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A Brahmin Boyhood
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Copyright

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Robert Kanigel is Professor of Science Writing and Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT and the author of "Apprentice to Genius" and "The Man Who Knew Infinity". His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in "The New York Times Magazine", "The New York Times Book Review", "Wilson Quarterly", and "Psychology Today".

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