NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY
Mathematics is the language of numbers, it has become a basic necessity for everyone like daily transactions, calculating wages and more. For school students, Mathematics is a bipolar subject either it’s your favorite subject or worst nightmare. But when you really understand the subject, you’ll fall in love with it.
One such person was ‘Srinivasa Ramanujan’ a renowned Indian mathematician who dedicated his life for the subject. Indian government to honor on Srinivasa Ramanujan contributions to mathematics decided to observe National Mathematics day annually on his birth anniversary. National Mathematics day 2018 will be on 22nd December, Saturday.
10 Interesting Facts about Srinivasa Ramanujan
India is known for its contributions to the field of mathematics, many brilliant mathematicians have represented India and Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of them
- Born in a Tamil Brahmin family on 22nd December 1887, Ramanujan was a bright student winning many academic prizes. From an early age, Ramanujan was exposed to the world and the mystery of mathematics.
- The earlier writers of Srinivasa Ramanujan Biography describe him as a strictly religious person as an introvert with quiet and shy nature.
- His first mathematical paper on Bernoulli numbers was published in Indian Mathematical Society Journal in the year 1911.
- Ramanujan got his breakthrough when the mathematician G.H Hardy validated his work and he became the scholar at the University of Madras. Hardy enthusiastically invited Ramanujan to Cambridge, in the year 1914 Ramanujan went to England for a collaboration with Hardy.
- One of the significant results of Hardy-Ramanujan collaboration was a formula for the number p(n) of partitions of a number n. “I have never met his equal, and can compare him only with Euler or Jacobi” were Hardy’s opinion of Ramanujan.
- In 1916 Cambridge conferred him the ‘Bachelor of science degree’
- He was also the first Indian to get the fellowship of the royal society in the year 1918.
- The change in environment deteriorated Ramanujan health and he returned to India in 1919. The later year 1920, he died at the age of 32.
- Ramanujan was best known for his intuitions and handling infinite series, continued fractions.
- Apart from Ramanujan’s published work, he left behind several handwritten notebooks which have become a significant object for research. Many Mathematicians have written papers on these notes.
Mathematics day celebration
- Math day is celebrated with educational events in numerous Indian schools and universities with many dignitaries inspiring students by their national mathematics day speech
- Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Ramanujan’s 125th birth anniversary dedicated the year 2012 as National Mathematics Year.
- Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology officially organizes many activities and science projects every year for the Math day celebration
- Maths day in schools is observed with many educational activities like interacting with experts, workshops, writing essay on mathematics day and Srinivasa Ramanujan etc.., to eradicate the mathematics phobia in kids and inspire them to enjoy learning mathematics.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was a brilliant mathematician who made India renowned with his contributions, Himalai IAS coaching salutes this great personal on National mathematics day as a part of our India with world events.