The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan - Ramanujan's Spring Summary & Analysis

Robert Kanigel
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The trip from India to England was not an easy one in those days. The sea voyage left Ramanujan seasick and home sick. He was uncomfortable with strangers and wary about his future in England. The trip through the Red Sea took several days on very hot days, reaching consistently 100 degrees. Ramanujan passed the time playing games and writing letters to his family. Finally, on April 14, about a month after he left, Ramanujan arrived in London. Ramanujan was met by his acquaintance, Neville. Neville took him to Cambridge and helped him fill out the necessary paperwork. In the early days at Cambridge, Ramanujan stayed with Neville and his wife at their large home. By all accounts, the Neville's were very hospitable and enjoyed Ramanujan's company. However, Ramanujan needed to be closer to his collaborator Hardy and moved to a room at the college...

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