Ken Ono - Enigmatic Figures: The Ramanujan Legacy (4:00 pm)
Srinivasa Ramanujan is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of mathematics. A self-trained amateur mathematician, his ideas befuddled the accumulated wisdom of mathematicians in the early 20th century. Join award-winning Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Ken Ono as he demonstrates how Ramanujan’s legacy continues to play a central role in the development of many of the deepest subjects in arithmetic geometry and number theory.
Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.
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Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.
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