pure mathematics, he made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.
Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation; it was quickly recognized by Indian mathematicians.
When his skills became obvious and known to the wider mathematical community, centered in Europe at the time, he began a famous partnership with the English mathematician G. H. Hardy, who realized that Ramanujan had rediscovered previously known theorems in addition to producing new ones.
He credited his acumen to his family goddess, Mahalakshmi of Namakkal.
He looked to her for inspiration in his work and claimed to dream of blood drops that symbolised her male consort, Narasimha, after which he would receive visions of scrolls of complex mathematical content unfolding before his eyes.
He often said, "An equation for me has no meaning unless it represents a thought of God.
Hardy cites Ramanujan as remarking that all religions seemed equally true to him.
Hinduism - why is goddess Laxmi shown riding on an OWL?
"The Owl, or the Ulooka in Sanskrit, is Devi Lakshmi's vahana.
Though this bird appears to be the unlikeliest vehicle for the extremely lovely Goddess, there is a deep spiritual significance as to why she selected this creature as her mount.
The Ulooka is a bird that sleeps during the day and prowls through the night.
This is because it can only see in the dark, and goes blind in the day.
This partial blindness in the creature is actually indicative of a sadhaka's (seeker) tendency of going toward the pursuit of secular instead of spiritual wealth.
The owl, in the Bhagavad Gita, is likened to an enlightened sthita prajna (the one who remains unwavering to any situation, whether it be happy or sad).
Goddess Lakshmi is also said to be the mistress of spiritual wisdom.
By keeping the owl as her vehicle, she teaches us to open our eyes to the light of the wisdom residing within us.
This Karunamayi (compassionate One) Mother, hence, symbolically keeps ignorance under her control."
|SRI NAMAIGRI STHALA MAHIMA|
Ramanujan’s formula can explain behaviour of black holes
"London: Almost a century after his death, Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan’s cryptic deathbed theory has been proven correct and scientists say it could explain the behaviour of black holes.
While on his death-bed, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician G.H.Hardy in 1920, outlining several new mathematical functions never before heard of, along with a hunch about how they worked.
American researchers now say Ramanujan’s formula could explain the behaviour of black holes, the Daily Mail reported. “We have solved the problems from his last mysterious letters. For people who work in this area of math, the problem has been open for 90 years” Emory University mathematician Ken Ono said.
A black hole is a region of space-time from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping."
I found it a great movie to see and I'm glad I didn't ignore it when it hit my local cinema screens.
My advice would be don't you ignore it either, if you want to see a thought provoking movie.
If you do see this movie keep an eye out for the nod to the importance of taxi numbers and personal number meanings...even if that number wasn't 424. ;-)