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

Author: Robert Kanigel; Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G.H. Hardy, begging that pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled. Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and teeming slums of Madras to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; G H Hardy; G H Hardy; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kanigel; Humphrey Bower
ISBN: 9781433210334 : 1433210339
OCLC Number: 176888141
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Humphrey Bower.
Description: 13 sound cassettes (ca. 81 min. each) : analog, Dolby processed.
Responsibility: Robert Kanigal.

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In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G.H. Hardy, begging that pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled. Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and teeming slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two, but left behind a magical and inspired legacy that today is still being plumbed for its secrets.

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