The most important and surprising one of all was his own humanity. " . To obtain his father’s approval, whom his father revered, he invoked the biography of the famous Indian mathematical prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan, who had twice flunked out of college because of his single-minded devotion to mathematics.
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