Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones and Stephen Fry, The Man Who Knew Infinity comes to UK cinemas today, April 8th. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel, the film stars Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematician who grew up poor in India, earned admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, and became a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy. Here at Eurospan, we are proud to present several books from the American Mathematical Society on this remarkable, self-taught mathematician.


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To learn more about Ramanujan, take a look at this book of essays on the man and his work: Ramanujan: Essays and Surveys or at Ramanujan: Letters and Commentary, which contains, among other fascinating letters, Ramanujan's famous exchanges with G.H. Hardy. Both these books are written for the general reader as well as the mathematician.


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To delve more deeply into Ramanujan's mathematical works, we recommend Collected Papers of Srinivasa Ramanujan which presents his 37 published papers, the famous 58 problems submitted to the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society, and much more. And then to round off our reading suggestions, Ramanujan: Twelve Lectures on Subjects Suggested by His Life and Work, originally written by G.H. Hardy, offers the reader a crucial picture of Ramanujan's influence.