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Solution: ‘Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan’

What can the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan teach us about number theory through mathematical structures involving infinity?

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Three Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan

Insights from the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan give us a number of ways to explore the infinite.

The mathematician Ken Ono in his office at Emory University in Atlanta.
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A Life Inspired by an Unexpected Genius

Greatness was always expected of Ken Ono. But as he struggled with his parents’ expectations, he found solace and inspiration in the life of two-time college dropout — and mathematical genius — Srinivasa Ramanujan, the subject of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity.

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Mathematicians Chase Moonshine’s Shadow

Researchers are on the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory.