Why Does Ramanujan, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” Matter lecture by Dr. Ken Ono.

Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: room 38 Lloyd Hall

Categories: Lectures and Speakers, University Libraries

UPDATE:  For those of you that cannot attend, we will be  livestreaming this lecture. 

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler professor of mathematics, Emory University, on March 5 at 5 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, room 38.  Dr. Ono’s lecture is entitled “Why Does Ramanujan, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” Matter?

Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the most inspirational figures in the history of mathematics, was a poor gifted mathematician from lush south India who left behind three notebooks that engineers, mathematicians, and physicists continue to mine today.

Born in 1887, Ramanujan was a two-time college dropout. He could have easily been lost to the world, a thought that scientists cannot begin to absorb. He died in 1920.

Prof. Ono will explain why Ramanujan matters today, and will share several clips from the film, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

Professor Ono served as an associate producer and mathematical consultant for the film. 

The lecture is sponsored by New College, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and University Libraries.

For additional information, contact Mangala Krishnamurthy, mkrishna@ua.edu; Vincent Scalfani, vfscalfani@ua.edu or Bulent Tosun, btosun@ua.edu.

Contact Info: Mangala Krishnamurthy, mkrishna@ua.edu, 205-348-2109, Website

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