The Man who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan

Front Cover
C. Scribner's, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
6 Reviews
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

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

Mostly because if it were titled The Man Who Knew Number Theory it wouldn’t sell as many copies. If you do a biography of a great musician or great artist or great author, you’ve got it easy. There ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A really fantastic book. I appreciated a biography that had a lot of equations. But even without the equations not only was Ramanujan a wonderfully drawn portrait but it also really conveyed collaboration and the very interesting story of Hardy as well. Read full review

Contents

OneIN THE TEMPLES COOLNESS1887 to 1903
9
Sarangapani Sannidhi Street
11
A Brahmin Boyhood
20
Copyright

50 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1991)

Robert Kanigel teaches at MIT and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic information