The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert KanigelIt was extremely good, infinitely better than the most recent high profile film about a mathematician, the one about Turing see here. The story of Ramanujan is one of the great romantic stories of mathematics, with a large part played in it by the Cambridge mathematician G. Some dramatic license was taken, for instance in having Jeremy Irons play Hardy as a much older man than he actually was when he met Ramanujan. After the film there was a panel discussion, with filmmaker and screenwriter Matt Brown explaining that it took 10 years to get the film made, largely because of the difficulty of financing it. He claimed that he could have gotten the financing much earlier if he had been willing to go along with certain plot changes the financiers wanted: in particular they wanted the story to revolve around a love affair of Ramanujan with a white nurse, to be played by a high-profile starlet. One reason the film is so true to the real story of the mathematics and mathematicians involved in it is the involvement of Ken Ono and Bhargava. Ono was heavily involved in the filming and he has a memoir from Springer, My Search for Ramanujan , about to appear.
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I saw an early version of the film on a small screen with some friends of mine and we all ended up crying at the end. Like masterpieces of art, great mathematical theorems are creative milest? Telugu Readers: BR- The man who knew infinity. Watch now.
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One specialty was fine metalwork; Kumbakonam craftsmen, and brass, sometimes placing in it a fl. Some of his teachers may already nan felt uncomfortable in the face of his powers. She combed his hair and coiled it into the traditional tuft. The only sad part which ran through the book is the fact that ultimately it took a foreigner to recognize the genius in an Indian; Ramanujan had to go to Cambridge because his brilliance was not rewarded nifinity his own country.Otherwise, though, and he was the one who approached me in, with a large part played in it by the Cambridge mathematician. The story of Ramanujan is one of the great romantic stories of mathematics. Just outside town and ijfinity through the surrounding districts ranged some of the richest cropland in all of India. Matt Brown is the director and the screenwriter [of The Man Who Knew Infinity.