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It would have been possible, we think, to give more concerning tradition from people still living, but the main purpose of the book is to examine and elucidate records, and that has been fully and ingeniously done. Collected Papers of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Edited by G. H. Hardy, P. V. Seshu Aiyar and B. M. Wilson. (Cambridge University Press. £1 10s. net).

bulk of this book consists of thirty-seven THE papers contributed between the years 1911 and 1921 to various Mathematical and Philo

sophical Journals. These comprise nearly everything that Ramanujan had published; but do not at all adequately represent the amount of his achievement, for there exists a large amount of unpublished material, presenting to any editor a formidable task, and requiring for its production further monetary assistance, which we hope will be eventually available. The volume before us has been published by the aid of the University of Madras, the Royal Society and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Ramanujan, member of a Brahmin family, who was born at Erode in 1887 and died at Kumbakonam in 1920, was one of those singular mathematical geniuses in whom perception of mathematical truth has the vividness, immediacy and inclusiveness which ordinary people know only of sensible objects by sense perception. Most people will instantly be reminded of Pascal, and there is just a little more than the obvious-frail health and early death and the nature of their genius-to suggest comparison. In both, the intensity of mental life proper to the mathematician did not diminish but rather re-inforced awareness of reality of another order. In 'Pascal this awareness eventually mastered the mathematician: in Ramanujan it seems rather to have permeated all the process of his growth and thought, so that he would ascribe the formulae which presented

themselves to his mind as inspirations from the goddess Namagiri of Namakkal, to whom he had a great devotion. He felt, too, some pressure from beyond in the law of his religion. His caste prejudices were so strong that it was with the utmost difficulty he was prevailed upon to come to England: they were quelled at last only by a dream of his mother's in which the goddess forbad her to be an obstruction to to the destiny of her son. He may be said to have over Pascal one advantage, inconvenient, indeed, during a man's life-time, but lending grace and romance to his memory, in the fact of his poverty. Mr. Hardy tells of his education, of the recognition his the award of a wonderful powers were not long in winning; of research studentship which enabled him to throw up a small post he had taken under the Madras Post Trust in order to maintain his wife, and to devote himself professionally to mathematics; and of his stay at Cambridge. A delightful part of the story is that of the relations between Ramanujan and the Cambridge modern mathematicians, in face of the startling quality of his achievements and side, and, on the other, of his equally startling the profundity of his knowledge on the one ignorance of things essential to be known. He fell ill in 1917, and never, his biographer says, was out of bed for any length of time again, though in the autumn of 1918 there was decided improvement and he took up work again. In that year he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and about this time discovered some of his most beautiful theorems. In 1919 he returned to Madras, where the University and his medical friends were alike anxious to do all that could be done, both to give his genius full scope and to steady his precarious health. But all that generous admiration could do was unavailing. and he was not an amenable patient. He worked on, even on his deathbed, till about four days before the end. Mr. P. V. Seshu Aiyar, who contributes one portion of Ramanujan's biography, tells us that he had settled convictions about the problem of life and the hereafter and that even the certain approach of death did not unsettle his faculties or spirits; and, of his personal appearance says that his sharp and bright dark eyes were his most remarkable feature. Mr. Hardy, discussing the quality of his genius. after expressing his belief that, at bottom, all mathematicians think alike, mentions his extraordinary memory, and particularly his almost uncanny retention of the idiosyncracies of numbers. The instance he gives is of his remarking to Ramanujan that 1729 (7.13.19) the number of a taxi-cab in which he had come out to Putney to see him, was rather a dull one, not, it was to be hoped, of unfavourable omen, to which Ramanujan replied," No, it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.' Mr. Hardy esteems his insight into algebraical formulae, transformations of infinite series and the like as being what was most amazing in him, unrivalled as

he was among his contemporaries in his power of generalisation and feeling for form, combined with a memory and patience and power of calculation so uncommon. Constrained in view of the possibilities of yet more numerous and more important discoveries, half to wish that Ramanujan had been "caught and trained a little in his youth," Mr. Hardy yet admits that the loss might have been greater than the gain, if this genius, so strange and so profoundly original, had been thus brought nearer to the semblance of a European professor.

THE first Quarterly Review for 1928 is a number of interest chiefly topical. Perhaps the article of most permanent usefulness as it stands is Mr. Denis Gwynne's clear and able discussion of the Pope's proceedings in regard to the Action Française. Sir Lawrence Weaver writes on The Place of Advertising in Industry. Most people will look first, in this subject, for what may be said about the use of art. Sir Lawrence is among those who consider that "No present need is more urgent than that the artist shall be accepted by the manufacturer as an essential partner," and the best hope for this he would, apparently, see in the activity of artists in advertising, and the repercussions of that activity on manufacturers. He declares that one surprising by-product of co-operative advertising is increase of the efficiency of the industry. Mr. James H. Wellard treats pleasantly, and with some good examples, the already much-considered subject of translating. The Age of Transition in Music,' by Mr. R. W. S. Mendl; The Factories Bill,' by Dr. Arthur Shadwell; Major-Gen. Sir Aston's fine essay on the Staff College, tracing the influence of the education supplied there upon the British Army and military affairs to the close of the Great War; and Sir Charles Oman's account of the last volume of Sir Charles Mallet's History of Oxford': Modern Oxford,' are all both worth reading and readable. For amusement one may turn to Mr. Oliver B. Lloyd's Modes and Manners, as for a topic of tragic gravity to 'Mental Patients by the Hon. Mr. Justice Marshall. Perhaps, however, the first and the last of these papers will make the widest appeal, being Mr. Arthur W. Jose's The Spirit of Australia,' designed to bring us all to a better understanding of the Australian and his habitat, and Mr. John Bailey's Queen Victoria,' the best, and most penetrative and most charmingly written, we think, of his studies of the Queen as seen in her letters.

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IN the Sunday Times for Feb. 12, Mr. James Agate, discussing Macbeth' in modern dress at the Court Theatre, finds the best argument brought forward in favour of the modern dress to be one of Sir Barry Jackson's -to wit, "that clothing to which our minds and eyes are most accustomed frees us to concentrate on the story.' Upon which Mr. that five Agate takes occasion to remark minutes is the length of time which exhausts "in any normal production our preoccupation with Macbeth's costume and with the costumes of everybody else." With costume the staging is very nearly allied; and so there arises the really interesting question how long the external setting of a play has any direct effect; how soon it sinks into what is its true function, that of a screen to separate and concentrate the play? And again, how long is it desirable that direct effect should be continued?

IN the Quarterly Journal of the New York

State Historical Association (October, 1927), which we have just received, the most generally interesting article is the diary of a voyage from Stade in Hanover to Quebec, kept by an officer of the second division of the Ducal Brunswick Mercenaries going over

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