◎改編電影《天才無限家》現正熱映中，由戴夫．帕托（Dev Patel）與傑瑞米．艾恩斯（Jeremy Irons）主演
來自印度的拉馬努金，未受過正式的高等數學教育，僅靠自學開啟了對數學的迷戀，寫信給劍橋大學的數學家G. H. 哈代（Godfrey Harold Hardy）尋求支持。G. H. 哈代驚覺拉馬努金為難得一見的天才，邀請他至英國深造。他在異鄉與指導教授合作，即使面臨東西文化的衝擊與種族歧視，仍力爭上游，寫下一篇篇不朽的數學傳奇。這位偉大卻鮮為人知的數學家所留下的珍貴數學資產，時至逝世已近一百年的今日，被運用於宇宙學與計算機科學。拉馬努金謎樣的人生故事，終於在此傳記小說中，揭開神秘的面紗。
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In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.