Ramanujan Shodh Sansthan

Mathematical And Physical Sciences

Srinivasa Ramanujan

One of the most interesting mathematicians of modern times is Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920). Born to an impoverished middle-class family in India, he virtually taught himself higher mathematics. He went to England to study with the umber theorist G. H. Hardy. Hardy tells the story of a taxicab ride he took to visit Ramanujan. The cab had the license plate number 1729, and he challenged the young Indian to find anything interesting in that. Without hesitating, Ramanujan pointed out that it was the smallest positive integer that could be represented in two different ways as the sum of two cubes: 1^3 + 12^3 and 9^3 + 10^3.

This society is founded by Dr.H.K.Shengar in 2008 in the memory of Srinivasa Ramanujan and registered on 15th March 2014.

This society has been founded as a tribute to the great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. We aspire to popularize the life and works of this genius. It is a pity that the current generation of students hardly know about the prodigions mathematical work that Ramanujan had done in his very short life span . Who could believe that an ordinary clerk who had no university education in mathematics could believe that an ordinary clerk who had no university education in mathematics could be given a place among the ranks of Gauss, Euler and Riemann the three of the greatest men in the history of mathematics. It is pathetic that when most of the prestigious universities have a chair dedicated to Ramanujan in their mathematics departments, you can hardly find one in our universities. So, We have decided to work assiduously to instill the importance of Ramanujan’s work among the minds of our youth. This would be implemented by organizing seminars, mathematics quiz etc through out the length and the breath of the country. Also, the society has decided to honour the best student in the annual mathematics Olympiad with conducted at our premises, grants and scholarships. A library will be maintained to encourage students to pursue mathematical and physical sciences. Lectures by university professors and active researchers will also be conducted for the above motive. In the future, our center will grow into active research center where higher research work in pure physical and mathematical sciences can be pursued.