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National Mathematics Day 2023

National Mathematics Day 2023:

National Mathematics Day is celebrated on 22nd December annually since 2012. The day honours the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a renowned Indian mathematician.

  • Ramanujan, born on 22nd December 1887, in Erode, Tamil Nadu, is known for his contributions to number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.
  • The number 1729, known as the Ramanujan number, is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two different cubes in two distinct ways.
  • Ramanujan compiled around 3,900 results consisting of equations and identities. One of his most treasured findings was his infinite series for Pi.
  • Made significant contributions to hypergeometric series, Riemann series, elliptic integrals, mock theta function, and theory of divergent series.
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 biographical film about Ramanujan.