March 10, 2009
Guest question from p vs np. Thanks dude!
1. was a brilliant mathematician. His prowess in the field of number theory was well regarded. So deep was his understanding, people who knew him called it “scary”. He had a fine taste for music, was quite the bibliophile and was also known to self tutor different languages so as to read mathematical journals written in it.
When it came to his last years, it resembled the lives of both, 2 and his namesake X.
p vs np points out that we got Srinivasa Ramanujan’s spelling wrong here. Thanks dude, we stand corrected.
Cracked by: Dibyo , sidsen , sand , p vs np , Raghuvansh , shrik , Jean Valjean , Kaiser Soze , Mo , udupendra and sumo_ftb.
Answer: Quoting p vs np
Pic 1 – Chakravarthi Padmanabhan Ramanujam, with an ‘m’
Pic 2 – Dr John Forbes Nash Jr., from ‘A Beautiful Mind’ fame.
X – Srinivasa Ramanujan, with an ‘n’
C P Ramanjuam suffered from severe Schizophrenia in his final days and died at a ripe age of 37, leading a short but productive life like Ramanujan.
For a read about this great’s life, do go through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._P._Ramanujam