Fascination Science

A free lecture series

Come and hear from some of the leading minds in science today. Massey University Auckland scientists take you into the fascinating world of scientific discoveries.

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Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics

Ken Ono (Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University and incoming Maclaurin Lecturer 2017)

10 October 2017

Mathematician Ramanujan's work has has a truly transformative effect on modern mathematics, and continues to do so as we understand further lines from his letters and notebooks.

In this lecture, some of the studies of Ramanujan that are most accessible to the general public will be presented and how Ramanujan's findings fundamentally changed modern mathematics. We will also discuss the influences on his work.

The speaker is associate producer of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity (starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons) about Ramanujan. Professor Ono will share several clips from the film in the lecture.

VEnue

  • Lecture: Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre 300, Massey University, Albany
  • Film: Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre 200.

TIMING OF LECTURE AND FILM

  • 6-7pm - lecture
  • 7-7.30pm - refreshment break
  • 7.30pm - feature length film The Man Who Knew Infinity' (starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons) (run time 1 hour 54 min)

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