G.H. Hardy: Ramanujan’s Mentor

  • Krishnaswami Alladi


The British mathematician G.H. Hardy was the consummate Cambridge professor. Upon seeing Ramanujan’s letter, he concluded that Ramanujan was a true genius and invited him to Cambridge. Here we describe Hardy’s life story, his views about mathematical research and education, his encouragement of Ramanujan and their great collaboration.


Research Paper Number Theory Important Research Life Story Mathematical Research 
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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishnaswami Alladi
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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