Every year December 22 is celebrated as Ramanujan’s birthday. Ramanujan was born in a Brahmin Iyengar family on December 22, 1887, in erode, Tamil Nadu. He was fondly known as ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’.
The day marks the birth anniversary of the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. His contribution to mathematics was very important. Godfrey Harold Hardy, or GH hardy, remained a friend of the respected English mathematician until his death.
Why Celebrate This Day?
Mathematics Day is celebrated to remember the contribution of Ramanujan. He was one of the greatest Indian mathematicians of all time. The brilliant mathematician was born in a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family on December 22, 1887, in erode, Tamil Nadu. He was fondly known as ‘the man who knew infinity’. In 2012, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared 22 December as national mathematics day to honor Ramanujan’s life and achievements.
The main objective of national mathematics day is to raise awareness among people about the importance of mathematics for the development and progress of humanity. Ramanujan died on April 26, 1920, at the age of 32 due to deteriorating health. He was recognized for his work in the areas of infinite series, continued fractions, number theory, and mathematical analysis.
Elected To The Mathematical Society
The next year in 1918, he was elected to the royal society for his research on the theory of elliptic functions and numbers.
Ramanujan was inducted into the royal society of London and is the first Indian to become a fellow of trinity college, Cambridge. More than nine decades after his death, scientists discovered that one of Ramanujan’s formulas could explain the behavior of black holes.
What Is Its Importance?
National mathematics day is celebrated to honor Ramanujan’s contribution to the field of mathematics. The day reminds not only Indians, but people around the world to chase their passions and discover new things that will change the world, as Ramanujan did.