Marking 135th birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the greatest Indian mathematician in history
H. E. Raj Kumar Srivastava addressing to the audience in Napredak Cultural Society in Zagreb
National Mathematics Day of India marked in Zagreb on 22nd December 2022
According to the initiative of H. E. Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava, the National Mathematics Day of India was marked in Zagreb on 22nd December 2022. Each such event is dedicated to the memory of Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), the greatest Indian mathematician in history, who was born on the mentioned date and died very young at the age of 32. Although he died more than a hundred years ago, his results and ideas continue to have a lasting influence on contemporary Mathematics.
Several Croatian mathematicians, Professors at the University of Zagreb, participated in the event: Hrvoje Kraljević (former Minister of Science of the Republic of Croatia), Marko Tadić (Fellow of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Marcela Hanzer, Rudi Mrazović, and Neven Elezović. The first such event was organized in Zagreb in December 2021.
Professor Hrvoje Kraljević on the right, describing the beginnings of the working group on Representation Theory in 1970s,
which among other things studied in great detail the results of distinguished Indian mathematician Harish-Chandra (1923-1983).
Professor Neven Elezović, describing his joint work with Tomislav Burić on aymptotic expansions of n! and its relation to Ramanujan expansions.
In the scond row (behind Professor Marcela Hanzer) are Dr. Dražen Vikić Topić (vicepresident of the Napredak Society and of the Cultural Club of Napredak)
andÂ Dr. David Matthew Smith (director of the Ruđer Bošković Insititute in Zagreb).
Standing Joginder Singh Nijjar (president of Croatian-Indian Society), in red jersey Dr. Chandra Bhushan Jha (lecturer of Sanskrit at the University of Zagreb),
on the right to him Professors Marko Tadić (Fellow of Croatian Academy of Sciences), Marcela Hanzer, Rudi Mrazović, and Neven Elezvoić.
On the left (in the front row): Mrs. Puri, Swami Vivek Puri, Marko Pavić (member of Sabor - Croatian Parliament), and
H. E. Raj Kumar Srivastava (ambassador of the Republic of India to Croatia)
On the left (in red jersey) Dr. Chandra Bhushan Jhan, behind him Jane Sha, and in the next row,
the second and third are Professors Dragutin Svrtan and Andrej Dujella (Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
Professor Marcela Hanzer, Department of Mathematics of the University of Zagreb