Ramanujan: Letters from an Indian Clerk

There are few more compelling, mysterious, and ultimately tragic stories in mathematics than that of Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was mathematical prodigy from Madras, India. With very little formal training, he came up with results that continue to baffle the mathematical community. 25 years ago (in honor for the 100th anniversary of his birth) the BBC produced a documentary about his life and mathematical legacy. Now that video is on youtube:

Will Rosenbaum

Tel Aviv

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