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Srinivasan Ramanujam
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 2014
Last FIDE rating: 1967

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(born 1971) United States of America

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1. M G Isakov vs S Ramanujam 1-0332014Boston Chess CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined

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  Gottschalk: Any relations with the most famous Ramanujan ?
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  Richard Taylor: I had heard of him (the mathematical genius), but there was another called A. K. Ramanujan who wrote a book of ancient Tamil love poetry. He was born in India and went to and lived in the United States he "...was an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Dravidian Studies at the University of Chicago..." (blurb on the back of the book by him I have) I met a man (also from the or once in the US) here (Geoffrey Masson, who writes about animal intelligence etc) in NZ who knew him.

The other Ramanujan was written about in an autobiography by the mathematician Hardy and by others.

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  Richard Taylor: That is a slightly different spelling:

A. K. Ramanujan.

as was that of the mathematician - that is it seems his name ended with an n.

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  alexmagnus: Funny how <both> of his names are close - but not the same - as the mathematician. A page for math talks? :D
May-31-14  john barleycorn: <alexmagnus: Funny how <both> of his names are close - but not the same - as the mathematician. A page for math talks? >

Actually, half of the math business is proving theorems as G.H. Hardy said. Ramanujan did the other half.

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  alexmagnus: Well, in that famous letter to Hardy (in which Ramanijan introduced himself) there were lots of formulae given. Some of them were known to Hardy, some new. All were without a proof. BUT Ramanujan himself somehow derived them, so he <did> prove, just that he probably thought proofs were not as imporant as the results of those proofs.

But, when I studied maths (got Master in it), I liked going through proofs to understand them but really hated learning them, which I always had to do for oral exams. I have a very good memory but I never understood why I should spend it on the details of some useless proofs.

Jun-03-14  john barleycorn: <alexmagnus> without a proof you just have a conjecture. And no doubt they can be fascinating. However, for conjectures you don't win a fields medal. With a proof you do. It may not be fair but it is like this.

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