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Math formula may help physicists calculate entropy of a modular black hole

Kramer Phillips | @KramerPhillips| December 17, 2012

Math formula may help physicists calculate entropy of a modular black hole

Emory mathematician Ken Ono has marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who achieved stardom for figuring out amazing numerical patterns and connections without the use of proofs or modern mathematical tools, by creating a formula for mock modular forms that may help physicists who study black holes. Well-known English […]

Emory mathematician Ken Ono has marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who achieved stardom for figuring out amazing numerical patterns and connections without the use of proofs or modern mathematical tools, by creating a formula for mock modular forms that may help physicists who study black holes.

Well-known English mathematician G. H. Hardy is said to have placed Ramanujan in the same league as famous mathematicians such as Euler, Gauss, Newton and Archimedes. While he had no almost no formal training in pure mathematics, Ramanujan made significant contributions to mathematical analysis, number theories and several other areas of mathematics.

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