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

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Never read a biography where my admiration was divided equally between the protagonist and the author. If Ramanujan came to life, it was because there was a tremendous effort that went into ... Read full review

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

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Ramanujan was born around 1890 near Madras into a poor Brahmin family. By most accounts he had the sort of genius in mathematics that comes along once a century, the mathematical equivalent of a ... 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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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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