## ramanujan

A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

The self-taught Indian genius would have turned 127 this month.

*A disappearing number*, a work by Complicite, inspired by the mathematical collaboration of Hardy and Ramanujan.

**Rachel Thomas**went to see the play, and explains some of the maths. You can also read her interview with Victoria Gould about how the show was created.

**Rob Eastaway**asks if mere mortals can learn anything useful from such incredible feats of memory, and gives some hints on how to remember numbers.