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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:The Lost Notebook of Srinivasa Ramanujan
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:George Andrews, Penn State
Abstract:
In 1976 quite by accident, I stumbled across a collection of about 100 sheets of mathematics in Ramanujan's handwriting; they were stored in a box in the Trinity College Library in Cambridge. I titled this collection "Ramanujan's Lost Notebook" to distinguish it from the famous notebooks that he had prepared earlier in his life. On and off for the past 35 years, I have studied these wild and confusing pages. Some of the weirder results have yielded entirely new lines of research. I will try to provide some highlights of where these efforts have led. If time permits, I will conclude with a couple of accounts of associated TV and film projects that arose because of this discovery.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:11 / 10 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm