G.H. Hardy





G.H. Hardy

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born
in Cranleigh, Surrey, The United Kingdom
February 07, 1877

died
December 01, 1947

gender
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Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was a prominent English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis.

Non-mathematicians usually know him for A Mathematician's Apology, his essay from 1940 on the aesthetics of mathematics. The apology is often considered one of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layman.

His relationship as mentor, from 1914 onwards, of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan has become celebrated. Hardy almost immediately recognized Ramanujan's extraordinary albeit untutored brilliance, and Hardy and Ramanujan became close collaborators. In an interview by Paul Erdős, when Hardy was asked what his greatest contribution to mathematics was, Hardy unhe
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A Mathematician's Apology
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A Course of Pure Mathematics
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Inequalities
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Some Famous Problems of the...
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More books by G.H. Hardy…
“It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.”
G.H. Hardy

“A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.”
G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

“Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess play: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game.”
G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

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