National Mathematics Day celebrated on 22nd December
India celebrated 22nd December 2018 as the National Mathematics Day honouring the 131st birth anniversary of famous Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Since 2011, 22nd December is celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year. The Indian government had also declared 2012 as the National Mathematics year. The National Mathematics Day is celebrated to honour his contribution to the field of Mathematics and also to keep his legacy alive to inspire the future mathematicians.
About Srinivasa Ramanujan:
Ramanujan was born in the year 1887 and lived during the British rule in India. His life was totally devoted to Mathematics. At a young age of 11, Ramanujan started showing signs of a genius. He had attained expertise in trigonometry and developed many theorems by himself. He got his papers published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society in the year 1911.
Ramanujan compiled nearly 3,900 results, mostly identities and equations, on his own without any assistance. Many of the results were completely original and novel such as the Ramanujan prime, the Ramanujan theta function, partition formulae and mock theta functions. These results and identities have opened entirely new fields of work and inspired further research. He came out with his own theory of divergent series. Also, he worked out the Riemann series, the elliptic integrals, hypergeometric series and the functional equations of the zeta function. The number 1729 is famously known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number.
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