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The polyhedron (5, 5, 5)*

Ramanujan Rediscovered 2012

A tribute to the life of Ramanujan


Weierstrass P function

Weierstrass P function*

Hosted by IIIT-B

June 25, 2012, Bangalore India



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Keynote Speakers


  • Prof Bruce Berndt, University of Illinois, US


Berndt received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Wisconsin and spent a postdoctoral year at the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, before coming to the University of Illinois. He is an analytic number theorist with strong interests in several related areas of classical analysis. His primary interests are in theta functions, q-series, partitions, continued fractions, Eisenstein series, Dirichlet series, and character sums. Since early 1974, almost all of his research has been devoted to proving the claims left without proof by the famous Indian mathematician Ramanujan in his three notebooks and in his ``lost notebook.'' The three notebooks contain approximately 3300 results. With the help of several other mathematicians, he completed his work on the notebooks in 1998. An account of Berndt's work can be found in his five books,  Ramanujan's Notebooks, Parts I-V, published by Springer--Verlag in the years 1985, 1989, 1991, 1994, and 1998.

  • Prof Ashok Kumar Agarwal, Panjab University, India


Ashok Kumar Agarwal recieved his PhD from IIT Delhi in 1981. He did his post-doc from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, between 1984-86. He currently holds the position of Professor of Mathematics at Centre for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Panjab University, in Chandigarh. He has published 70 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He was the President of the Indian Mathematical Society during 2008-2009. He is President & Editor-in Chief, Society for Special Functions and their Applications. He has co-edited (with B.C. Berndt, C.F. Krattenthaler, G.L. Mullen, K. Ramachandra and M. Waldschmidt) the book “Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics” Hindustan Book agency, 2002.


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