February 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM IST

202, School of Arts and Sciences


Srinivasa Ramanujan and a Glimpse of his Mathematics

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Research Seminar
Nayandeep Deka Baruah | Speaker at Ahmedabad University

Nayandeep Deka Baruah

Mathematical Sciences
Tezpur University

In his short lifespan, Indian Mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) made many remarkable discoveries. Several of his discoveries opened up new dimensions of study. In this talk, we will give a brief sketch of his life and a glimpse of his mathematics. In particular, we will discuss his contributions to the theory of partitions, modular equations, universal quadratic forms, continued fractions, and π.


Nayandeep Deka Baruah

Nayandeep Deka Baruah earned his BS Degree from Cotton College, Guwahati under Gauhati University and MS Degree from IIT Kanpur. He received his PhD degree from Tezpur university. Professor Baruah was a recipient of Professor M. Venkataraman Best Paper Presentation Award by the Ramanujan Mathematical Society in 2000, an ISCA Young Scientist Award in 2004, Eighth Dr Biraj Mohan Das Memorial Science Award in 2006, and a BOYSCAST Fellowship in 2005–06 from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under which he spent a year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, working with Professor Bruce C. Berndt. His areas of research include Number Theory, Elliptic and Theta Functions, q-series, and Theory of Partitions. He has so far published more than 65 papers in reputed journals, like Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Discrete Mathematics, The Ramanujan Journal, Research in Number Theory, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Journal of Approximation Theory, American Mathematical Monthly, and so on. He has been serving as a Referee of research papers for more than 30 international journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Cambridge, World Scientific, etc. Professor Baruah has also delivered more than one hundred invited talks for school, college and university students in different places of Assam as well as in other parts of the country.