Month: December 2012

Deathbed dream puzzles of renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa finally solved – 100 years after he died | Mail Online

Mathematics

Researchers have finally solved the cryptic deathbed puzzle renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan claimed came to him in dreams. While on his death-bed in 1920, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician G. H. Hardy, outlining several new mathematical functions never before heard of, along with a hunch about how they worked. Decades years later, researchers say they’ve proved he was right – and that the formula could explain the behaviour of black […]

Ephemera

Oh, yes, I did 12 pages today. 11 of them in last 2 hours. Question is would I have all 12 if I hadn't struggled for hours at my desk today? — Laurell K. Hamilton (@LKHamilton) December 28, 2012