MillerComm Lecture Series

The Meaning of Ramanujan and His Lost Notebook

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
George E. Andrews
4:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana

Event Description

George Andrews will describe the brief life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the self-taught Indian mathematical genius whose legacy includes many formulas that were new and surprising and that took many years for others to prove. Andrews will use elementary arithmetic to illustrate Ramanujan's mathematical work. He will also discuss the philosophical issue of whether mathematical truth transcends culture, incorporating ideas of the late Edward Shils who illustrated Ramanujan's work to support the notion of the universal validity of science.
Hosted by: Department of Mathematics

In conjunction with: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Computer Science, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Physics, Spurlock Museum

Event Video
George E. Andrews

Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University