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Ramanujan’s Cryptic Death Bed Theory proved by American Scientist

India Current Affairs 2012. Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan’s cryptic deathbed theory which he claimed was conceived in his dreams was finally proved by American scientist in the month of November 2012...

Dec 30, 2012 12:12 IST
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Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan’s cryptic deathbed theory which he claimed was conceived in his dreams was finally proved by American scientist in the month of November.

It was in year 1920, when while on his death-bed, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician G.H. Hardy, demarcating several new mathematical functions never before heard of, along with an instinct about how they worked.

As per the Researchers study the theory is now proved to be right and that the formula derived from the theory is capable of explaining the behaviour of black holes. Researcher proved that Ramanujan was right and found the formula explaining one of the visions that he believed came from his goddess Researchers were also stunned to find the function could be used even today.

The problem was solved from the last mysterious letters of the theory. The problem has been open for 90 years for people who work in this area of math.

Ramanujan, was a self-taught mathematician who was in born in a rural village in South India and had spent so much time thinking about mathematics that he flunked out of college twice.
The maths genius’s letter described several new functions that behaved differently from known theta functions, or modular forms, and yet closely mimicked them.

Functions are equations that can be drawn as graphs on an axis, like a sine wave, and produce an output when computed for any chosen input or value.

The findings were presented in November at a Ramanujan conference held at the University of Florida, ahead of the 125th anniversary of the Ramanujan 's birth on 22 December.

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