Ramanujan and More: A conversation with Ken Ono

As part of the 2015 National Mathematics Day celebration, Gyanome did a conversation with Prof. Ken Ono which we share below. The opening remarks were given by Prof. Sujatha Ramdorai (advisor of Gonit Sora) and the questions were posed by Dilip D'Souza. Here, Prof. Ono speaks about his interest in Ramanujan, the upcoming movie on Ramanujan based on Robert Kanigal's biography The Man Who Knew Infinity and much more.

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Manjil Saikia

Managing Editor of Gonit Sora and Research Fellow, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria.

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  • Book Review: My Search for Ramanujan - Gonit Sora
    Posted at 16:48h, 23 October

    […] Ken Ono and Amir D. Aczel's book 'My Search for Ramanujan: How I learned to Count' is a memoir of Ken Ono's mathematical journey. It is not an autobiography in the conventional sense, it is like a much needed desire to write about one's life fulfilled. Ken Ono is one of the most widely acclaimed experts on the work of Ramanujan and when someone like him decides to write something about Ramanujan, one should listen. The book is divided roughly into three segments, the first is about Ono's early childhood; the next is about how he discovered Ramanujan and a brief detour on the life of Ramanujan; and finally the part where Ono becomes a professional mathematician, doing mathematics very often guided by the work of Ramanujan. […]