The conference is organised
as a part of the National
Mathematics Day, 2022
celebrated on December 22 to pay
tribute and commemorate the
birthday of the mathematician,
Srinivasa Ramanujan. This event
is an initiative of Research
Scholars of the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics. The
daylong event consists of a
series of four talks in areas of
Number Theory influenced by the
work of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Schedule:
09:45  Welcome address by Prof. Mohua Banerjee, HOD, Dept. of Maths &
Stats, IIT Kanpur
10:00 – 11:00  Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, RKMRC, Narendrapur,
Kolkata
TITLE:
Srinivasa Ramanujan  A
Selftaught Genius of
Inexplicable Originality
(Chairperson
 Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar, IIT
Kanpur)
Tea Break
11:15 – 12:15  Dr. Somnath Jha, IIT Kanpur
TITLE:
Rational cube sum problem
(Chairperson – Dr. Satyajit Guin, IIT Kanpur)
14:30 – 15:30  Dr. Atul Dixit, IIT Gandhinagar
TITLE: A glimpse into the mathematical universe of
Srinivasa Ramanujan
(Chairperson
– Dr. Dootika Vats, IIT Kanpur)
Tea Break
15:45– 16:45  Dr. Saurabh Kumar Singh , IIT Kanpur
TITLE:
Circle Method and the
Subconvexity Problem
(Chairperson – Dr. T. Muthukumar, IIT Kanpur)
Abstracts:
Srinivasa Ramanujan
 A Selftaught Genius of Inexplicable Originality
(Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, RKMRC, Narendrapur, Kolkata)
G.H.
Hardy (18771947), FRS and Sadleirian Professor of
Pure Mathematics at Cam bridge University,
Ramanujan’s mentor who had directly interacted with
his peerless and raw mathematical talent from the
closest proximity during Ramanujan’s Cambridge days,
once told “It was his insight into algebraic
formulae, transformation of infinite series, and so
forth, that was most amazing. I have never met his
equal, and I can compare him only with Euler or
Jacobi.. . . He was by far the greatest formalist of
his time. . . .one gift it has which no one can
deny— profound and invincible originality. . . He
would probably have been a greater mathematician if
he could have been caught and tamed a little in his
youth. On the other hand he would have been less of
a Ramanujan, and more of a European professor, and
the loss might have been greater than the gain. . .
”.
On the occasion of a belated celebration of National
Mathematics Day, the birthday of this selftaught
legendary son of our soil, the present popular level
talk is meant to be a nontechnical humble homage to
his unsurpassed and tantalizing mathematical skills,
that has left the world of mathematics mesmerized
with sheer awe for the last hundred years. His
typically original ways of doing mathematics, his
mathematical thought process has not yet been
totally deciphered and his tragic untimely demise,
when he was at the peak of his creative genius
despite his irrecoverable illness, leaves us to
wonder what could have been his further mathematical
achievements, had the destiny granted him a longer
life!
Ramanujan left us over one hundred years ago. But he
still lives and will continue to live through his
immortal work. Indeed, the impact of the
unbelievable story of his life as a fountainhead of
inspiration on the society as a whole seems to be
growing day by day.
Ramanujans never die.
Rational cube
sum problem
(Dr. Somnath Jha, IIT Kanpur)
A positive integer is said to be a rational cube sum
if it can be expressed as a sum of two rational
cubes. A classical diophantine problem asks the
question: which integers are cube sums ? This
problem has a rich history going back to the works
of Sylvester, Selmer, Satge and the very recent work
of AlpogeBhargavaShnidmanBurungaleSkinner. In
this talk we will discuss this problem and indicate
its relation with the Selmer groups of elliptic
curves. This talk is based on a joint work with D.
Majumdar and P. Shingavekar.
CONFERENCE ON ”THE
LIFE AND CONTRIBUTION OF SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN” 3.
A glimpse into
the mathematical universe of Srinivasa Ramanujan
Srinivasa
(Dr. Atul Dixit, IIT Gandhinagar)
Ramanujan is generally considered to be the
harbinger of India’s contribution on the world stage
in Mathematics in the posthistoric period. A pure
mathematician of the first order, as G. H. Hardy put
it, Ramanujan made monumental contributions in
number theory and analysis, more specifically, in
analytic number theory and special functions. This
talk is focused on some of the brilliant
breakthroughs and the giant leaps of imagi nation
that Ramanujan made resulting in the fabulous
advancement of Mathematics. We will also discuss
some aspects of his life as well as certain
incidents which have had a profound impact on the
contemporary mathematicians as well as those that
came later.
Circle Method and the
Subconvexity Problem
(Dr. Saurabh Kumar Singh , IIT Kanpur)
In this talk, we shall
discuss about the early
days of the Circle
Method and the Sub
convexity Problem. We
will examine how the
Circle Method developed
into one of the most
powerful techniques, and
how Subconvexity became
one of the central
problems in Analytic
Number Theory.

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