Top 10 Fact About Srinivasa Ramanujan

1. Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in 1887 in Erode, a small village in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

2. Ramanujan had almost no formal training in mathematics, yet he made significant contributions to the field.

3. He was self-taught and taught himself mathematics by reading books on the subject.

4. Ramanujan was deeply religious and believed that the goddess Namagiri gave him mathematical insights in his dreams.

5. In 1913, he sent a letter containing some of his mathematical theorems to the renowned mathematician G. H. Hardy at Cambridge University.

6. Hardy was impressed by Ramanujan's work and invited him to come to England to work with him.

7. Ramanujan made groundbreaking contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, and continued fractions.

8. He discovered nearly 3,900 results (mostly identities and equations) during his lifetime.

9. Ramanujan's work has been a source of inspiration and influence to many mathematicians and scientists.

10. He died in 1920 at the young age of 32, due to health issues. Despite his short life, Ramanujan left a lasting impact on mathematics and his work continues to be studied today.