Welcome to the Website on Srinivasa Ramanujan

About this website

Prof. K. Srinivasa Rao
Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
Chennai - 600 020, India
June 2002.

Srinivasa Ramanujan, the brilliant twentieth Century Indian mathematician, has been compared will all-time greats Euler, Gauss and Jacobi, for his natural mathematical genius. Despite his short life-span of 32 years, 4 months, and 4 days, ( Dec. 22, 1887 to April 26, 1920 ), Ramanujan left behind an incredibly vast and formidable amount of original work, which has greatly influenced the development and growth of some of the best research work in mathematics.

This web site includes a presentation of Ramanujan's life (with photographs), scanned images of his original Notebooks and Collected papers, biographies and other relevant material such as excepts of interviews of experts.

Since the publication of the Collected papers and the Notebooks of Ramanujan, research papers have continued to appear in international jounals of repute and a large body of literature, including books, has evolved on Ramanujan's mathematical work. This web site will enable the reader to begin his/her exploration of the Life and Work of Ramanujan.

Th major sections of this web site are identified by icons linked to the main home page. Within each section, there are pages, the arrows (left/right, top/bottom) can be used to move to the pages adjacent to the current page. Clicking on the Ramanujan (face) icon takes the user to the home page from any page.

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Last modified on 31st January 2004.