CDs on Ramanujan

Published : Jan 14, 2005 00:00 IST

THE Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, and C-DAC's National Multimedia Resource Centre, Pune, have jointly produced two CD ROMs on the Life and Work of the Indian mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920).

The first contains the biographical details in multimedia format along with the scanned contents of the original notebooks of Ramanujan and his Collected Papers. It also contains video interviews with eminent mathematicians and biographical articles on Ramanujan. It includes over 150 rare photographs, video clips of places of interest such as the houses where Ramanujan lived in Kumbakonam and Namakkal. The second CD contains the five-volume work of Bruce C. Berndt, published by Springer-Verlag, entitled "Ramanujan's Notebooks", so it is possible to access both the original entries in the Notebooks and the work of Berndt on each one of them. It also contains over 5,000 pages of mathematical content. This is the first multimedia initiative for preserving the scientific heritage of Ramanujan. The CD set was launched in New Delhi on December 22.

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