Date: Dec 23, 2012 4:02 PM
Author: Sam Wormley
Subject: Remembering Ramanujan: India Celebrates Its Famous Mathematical Son
Remembering Ramanujan: India Celebrates Its Famous Mathematical Son

> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=remembering-ramanujan-india

> December 22, 2012, marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. An intuitive mathematical genius, Ramanujan's discoveries have influenced several areas of mathematics, but he is probably most famous for his contributions to number theory and infinite series, among them fascinating formulas ( pdf ) that can be used to calculate digits of pi in unusual ways.