Srinivasa Ramanujan's Stick
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Origin

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Type

Stick (2 Foot Long)

Effects

Lets the user easily solve complex math problems

Downsides

Only works with young people

Activation

Drawing an infinity symbol in sand

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

389194-2816

Shelf

377642-6754-539

Date of Collection

July 7, 1901

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Srinivasa Ramanujan (December 22, 1887-April 26, 1920) was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation, which was quickly recognized by Indian mathematicians. When his skills became apparent to the wider mathematical community, centered in Europe at the time, he began a famous partnership with the English mathematician G.H. Hardy. He rediscovered previously known theorems in addition to producing new work.

Effect[edit | edit source]

This stick was used by Ramanujan when he was little to draw math equations in sand. Warehouse 12 Agents heard of him doing such problems, and toke the stick, believing it to be an artifact. When someone draws the infinity symbol in sand, they will be able to easily solve complex math problems for a short amount of time. However, this effect only works for young people, generally people below the age of 16.

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