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Title: Stage Productions on Ramanujan - a Comparison

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Krishnaswami Alladi
         (University of Florida, U.S.A.)

Time and Location: Monday, September 26, 2022, 1:30 p.m.,
                   RISC Seminarroom, Castle of Hagenberg

ABSTRACT: Srinivasa Ramanujan's life story and mathematical
contributions are so startling that he has inspired several stage
productions. This talk provides a comparative study of several
such stage productions including the Opera Ramanujan, an
American play on Ramanujan entitled "Partition", a Guggenheim
award winning script entitled "A first class man", and the English
movie based on Robert Kanigel's acclaimed biography of Ramanujan
entitled "The Man Who Knew Infinity". Some glimpses of Ramanujan's
mathematics relevant to these stage productions will be provided.

NOTE. Professor Alladi is one of the leading experts
on Ramanujan. For example, he is (founding) editor of
the Ramanujan Journal.