The Man Who Knew Infinity

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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
Cover of the Abacus paperback edition
Author Robert Kanigel
Country USA
Language English
Subject Biography, Mathematics
Publisher C. Scribner's
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 438
ISBN 978-0-684-19259-8
510/.92 B 20
LC Class QA29.R3 K36 1991

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is the biography book of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements and his mathematical collaboration with English mathematician G. H. Hardy. The book also reviews the life of Hardy and the academic culture of Cambridge University during early twentieth century.

Book editions[edit]

  • C. Scribner's

Film adaptation[edit]

A feature film is being made based on the book; Matt Brown will direct on his own written script, Dev Patel will play Srinivasa Ramanujan, Jeremy Irons will play G. H. Hardy and Devika Bhise will play Ramanujan’s wife.[1][2] Filming is set to begin on August 3, 2014 at Trinity College, Cambridge.[3]


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