The Ramanujan Mathematical Society (RMS) will hold a series of activities in 2012 (National Mathematical Year) to mark the 125th birth anniversary of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

RMS president and chair of the organising committee M.S. Raghunathan said on Monday a mathematics centre named after Ramanujan would be set up in Chennai. It would have a host of facilities, including a museum.

Efforts were on to bring out the biography of Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel in regional languages. A documentary, tracing the history of mathematics in India, would also be made.

The activities were planned to involve different sections, including school-goers, college students, students pursuing their research in mathematics and others interested in developments in the discipline.

In the programmes involving school students, for instance, talks and activities would focus on helping them get rid of their fear of the subject, Professor Raghunathan said.

The year-long celebrations of Ramanujan birth anniversary would culminate in an international conference of mathematicians in New Delhi in December next, he said.

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Meera SrinivasanJune 28, 2012