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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Chapter Summary & Analysis - Epilogue Summary

Robert Kanigel
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Epilogue Summary and Analysis

Hardy learned of his friend's death after he had left Cambridge and accepted a chair at Oxford, which was the final destination of so many of his classmates from Winchester. During the war, Hardy was an outspoken opponent of war and this caused him to be unpopular with many of his colleagues at Trinity. Furthermore, Cambridge had begun to increase the administrative responsibilities of Hardy, making it harder for him to focus on research. Hardy went to Oxford, but did not stay there, returning several years later to assume the most exalted position in British mathematics. During his later years, he traveled to America to lecture and developed an interest in baseball. During the 1930s, he continued to do math until late in the decade, when his powers started to wane and eventually disappear altogether. Friends commented that this eternally youthful man actually started to...

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