National Mathematics Day 2020- History And Significance

The National Mathematics Day is celebrated honoring the birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan every year on December 22. This day is celebrated every year to create awareness amongst people about the importance of mathematics. Schools conduct contests and set up camps To celebrate this day in an instructional way.

A self-taught mathematician who made extraordinary contributions to the world of mathematics and one of the most influential mathematicians of his time, Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar was born on December 22, 1887, in Tamil Nadu. He passed away at the age of 32 from tuberculosis. His exceptionalism in the field of mathematics made him such a recognizable figure. He had given the world around 3500 mathematical formulas and made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.

The ace mathematician took up his first job in the year 1912 as a clerk in Madras Port trust. Even though his entire day was packed with work he continued to engage in mathematics. He sends some of his samples of mathematical work to British mathematicians which impressed them. In the year 1914 Ramanujan was called to London and he joined Trinity College there. After three years in 1917 he was elected as a member of the London Mathematical Society and later that year he was also elected as a fellow of the Royal Society.

In the year 1919 Ramanujan came back to India because of his detonating health condition and he passed away in the same year.

National mathematics Day: History

National mathematics day was observed by our former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the year 2012. on February 26, 2012, Dr. Manmohan Singh visited the Madras University to pay tribute to Ramanujan’s achievements and celebrated his 125th birthday anniversary. Since then every year on December 22 we honor Ramanujan‘s work in the field of mathematics by celebrating the national mathematics day.

This day not only marks the birth anniversary of the ace mathematician but also his contributions in the field of mathematics.

Some of Ramanujan’s best works:

  •  Ramanujan prime
  • Partition formula
  • Ramanujan theta function
  • Mock theta functions