CAC lecture on Srinivasa Ramanujan by Prof. R. Vittal Rao


CAC lecture on Srinivasa Ramanujan
by Prof. R. Vittal Rao, Former Professor of Mathematics, IISc, Bengaluru
is scheduled to be held at KS School of Engineering and Management
on December 28, 2019 (Saturday) at 10.00 AM.

About Srinivasa Ramanujan

The legendary Indian Mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, has made stunning Mathematical contributions, which the leading mathematicians all over the world are still struggling to come to terms with. This talk is intended to give to the nonexperts a simple introduction to his amazing contributions in some of the areas such as Partitions, Congruence properties of partitions, continued fractions, modular forms etc. No advance background of Mathematics will be assumed and the lecture is intended for all those interested in getting a glimpse of Ramanujan’s Mathematics.

About the speaker

Professor R. Vittal Rao has an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Mysore University (Central College) and Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Purdue University, USA. He was a faculty in the Department of Mathematics at IISc for more than three decades and served as a Professor and Chairman of the Department. Since his retirement he is associated with the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering at IISc. He has held Visiting Faculty positions at Purdue University and Iowa State University, U.S.A, and was a Visiting Scientist at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics at Trieste, Italy. He also was associated with the Department of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Automation at IISc; and the Department of Mathematics at IIT Madras. He specializes in the areas of Analysis, Linear Algebra and applications of Mathematics. He enjoys teaching Mathematics and is the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at IISc.

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