All posts tagged: Ramanujan

Ramanujan Yatra Diaries

Day 1 Our Ramanujan Yatra group of 24 Yatris headed straight for the Ramanujan Museum in Chennai after a sumptuous lunch at Ananda Bhavanam in Adayar. The participants from Mumbai and Pune were shocked to see the quantity of boiled rice and the absence of chapati for lunch but enjoyed their full course Tamilian lunch. Our two traveler buses entered the teeny weeny lanes inside which the museum was located and we got down in front of the museum. The place where the museum is located doesn’t look very amazing, but do bees ever find honey outside the flower? The Director of the Ramanujan Museum, Mrs. Meena Suresh, started off the first session with the inspiring story of P.K.Srinivasan (fondly known as PKS), a very inspiring Math teacher who dedicated a major part of his life towards popularising the life and works of the great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. It was PKS’ dream to start a museum with the same name. So with the available resources that he had at his disposal, which included his own …

Ramanujan Yatra – A Mathematical Pilgrimage

Srinivasa Ramanujan was the greatest Mathematical mind to emerge from India in the last century and one of the brightest of all time. His findings took the mathematical world of his day by storm and his papers are being studied and researched even today. An autodidact and a genius, he compiled thousands of mathematical formulae in his short lifespan and was compared to great Mathematicians like Jacobi and Euler by his colleagues in Cambridge. Vicharvatika presents a 5-day outbound learning program on the life of Ramanujan and Mathematics. It is an educational tour which takes the participants through the life and works of Ramanujan. The program consists of tours to Ramanujan’s house, the school he studied in, prestigious research institutes like the Institute Of Mathematical Sciences Chennai (IMSc), Chennai Mathematical Institute and other places of cultural interest such as the Brihadeshwara Temple, The Sarasvati Mahal Library and the Ramanujan museum at SASTRA University. An opportunity will also be provided to work with faculty from these institutes and work on some of the areas in which …