The Man Who Knew Infinity

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The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Man Who Knew Infinity 1st edition Scribner 1991.jpg
First hardcover edition (1991)
AuthorRobert Kanigel
CountryUnited States
SubjectBiography, Mathematics
PublisherC. Scribner's
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
510/.92 B 20
LC ClassQA29.R3 K36 1991

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is a biography of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel and published by Washington Square Press. 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 the early twentieth century.

Film adaptation[edit]

A feature film of the same title and based on the book was directed by Matt Brown using his own script. Srinivasa Ramanujan is played by Dev Patel, G. H. Hardy by Jeremy Irons, and Devika Bhise plays Ramanujan’s wife.[1][2] Filming began in August 2014 at Trinity College, Cambridge.[3]

On September 17, 2015, the film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[4][5]


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