Saturday, August 18, 2012

QUEST FOR A MILLION DOLLARS

Srinivasa Ramanujan - The Genius

Srinivas Ramanujan
(Summary: This year is the 125th birth anniversary of  Srinivas Ramanujan.   The Government of India has  declared it, as the year of Mathematics; and his birth date 22nd December has been declared as the National Mathematics Day. On this occassion, this is a tribute to this great mathematician.
It was also delivered as a talk by Justice Yatindra Singh in the Department of Mathematics, University of Allahabad, Allahabad on 18th, August 2012.
A pdf format of the text and presentation can be downloaded from here and here)

The Monkey Trial

It was illegal to teach theory of evolution in most of states in US.  John T Scopes, a biology teacher, was prosecuted to teach it. He was ...