Papers of Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), mathematician
Srinivasa Aiyanger Ramanujan was born in Erode, India in 1887. He showed early mathematical ability which developed rapidly during his teenage years. He published his first paper in 1911 and encouraged by correspondence with G. H. Hardy at Trinity College, he obtained a research scholarship at the University of Madras. He came to England in 1914 to begin a productive collaboration with Hardy. Ramanujan was particularly prolific in the field of number theory. In 1918 he became a fellow of the Royal Society and was subsequently offered a fellowship at Trinity College. He was, however, beset by ill-health and returned to India in 1919. He died in 1920.