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National Mathematics Day 2021: Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Birthday

National Mathematics Day 2021

Today, 22nd December is celebrated as National mathematics day across the country. National Mathematics Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a notable mathematician who made significant contributions in infinite series, continued fractions, mathematical analysis, and number theory. In 2012, Manmohan Singh was the prime minister of India, on the behalf of Indian government he announced that 22nd December will be celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year to remember our beloved mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The year 2012, itself was declared as the National Mathematics year. The announcement was made on the 125th birth anniversary of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The primary goal of celebrating this day was to raise awareness about the importance of mathematics in personal and societal development. Also, to focus on the younger generation, who will be the country’s future, they must have a positive attitude towards learning mathematics.

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National Mathematics Day 2021: Contribution of Srinivas Ramanujan in Mathematics

Here we have given some important contributions of Srinivas Ramanujan in Mathematics. Read all the details and bookmark this page to get related content.

  1. He developed the hypergeometric series, Riemann series, zeta function functional equations, elliptic integrals, and his own divergent series theory.
  2. After a notable visit by Hardy to meet Ramanujan at a hospital, the number 1729 is known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number.
  3. Ramanujan’s home state of Tamil Nadu observes ‘State IT Day’ on 22nd December to commemorate both the man and his achievements as a Tamil Nadu native.
  4. In 1914, Ramanujan moved to England, where Hardy mentored him and cooperated on some research with him.
  5. Ramanujan’s first paper was published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1911.
  6. Ramanujan became a member of the London Mathematical Society in 1917.
  7. Ramanujan was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1918.

Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Biography

We have listed the detailed information of Srinivas Ramanujan’s life below. The students can refer to this information to write a good essay on the life of Srinivas Ramanujan and also they can mention the contribution of Srinivas Ramanujan in mathematics.

  1. Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family in Erode, Tamil Nadu, on December 22, 1887.
  2. In 1903, Ramanujan studied at the Government College in Kumbakonam. He failed non-mathematical subjects in college due to his lack of interest in non-mathematical subjects.
  3. Ramanujan started working at the Madras Port Trust as a clerk in 1912. It was here that a colleague, who was also a mathematician, realized his brilliance. He introduced Ramanujan to GH Hardy who was the professor of Trinity College at Cambridge University.
  4. Ramanujan enrolled at Trinity College of Cambridge University just before World War I.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1916.
  5. In 1919, Srinivas Ramanujan came back to India and he passed away at the very young age of 32 years due to ill health.
  6.  In 2015, Dev Patel acted The Man Who Knew Infinity was released and it is based on the biography of Srinivas Ramanujan.

FAQs on National Mathematics Day 2021: Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Birthday

Q. Which day is celebrated as  National Mathematics Day?

In 2012, Manmohan Singh was the prime minister of India, on the behalf of Indian government he announced that 22nd December will be celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year to remember our beloved mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Since then on  22nd December been celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year in India.

Q. Why is National Mathematics Day Celebrated?

National Mathematics Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a notable mathematician who made significant contributions in infinite series, continued fractions, mathematical analysis, and number theory.

Q. Who is the father of Mathematics?

Archimedes is known as the father of Mathematics.

Q. When did Srinivas Ramanujan elected as a member of the London Mathematical Society?

Ramanujan became a member of the London Mathematical Society in 1917.

Q. When did Ramanujan was elected a fellow of the Royal Society?

Ramanujan was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1918.

Q. Which is the biography of Srinivas Ramanujan and when was it released?

Dev Patel acted in The Man Who Knew Infinity is a biography of Srinivas Ramanujan and it was released in 2015.

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