Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment has launched a special programme called Scheme for Promoting Young Talents in Science (SPYTiS). Students from schools, polytechnic colleges and those admitted to undergraduate level courses in colleges will be selected every year for doing a science project under SPYTiS-I and SPYTiS-II schemes. Objectives Identify and nurture […]

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# Monthly Archives: August 2014

## Manjul Bhargava, a number theorist from Princeton University, is one of the four Fields Medalists

Manjul Bhargava and Subhash Khot, are among the eight winners of the prestigious International Mathematical Union awards Two mathematicians of Indian origin, Manjul Bhargava and Subhash Khot, are among the eight winners of the prestigious awards of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) that were announced at the inaugural of the 9-day International Congress of Mathematicians […]

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## Did Srinivasa Ramanujan fail in math?

Societies need myths to live by, and a mathematical genius failing in an exam is precisely the kind of myth that makes life alluring How did Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920), the mathematical genius, fare in his Intermediate examinations? Did he fail in mathematics? Or did he score a centum? Conflicting assertions float. Myths hover around geniuses […]

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## Maths research flunks in Kerala

Historical records show that Kerala was a hotbed of original discoveries in mathematics between the 14 and 16 centuries when the erstwhile school of mathematics and astronomy at Sangamagrama near Thrissur came up with pioneering contributions to the study of geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

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