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Ken Ono to speak at USF in R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series

TAMPA, Fla. - "The Man Who Knew Infinity," an upcoming major motion picture tells the story of a mathematical theorist, Srinivasa Ramanujan. A mathematical consultant for the film, Ken Ono will be speaking on March 10 at the University of South Florida in CWY 109.

Ono will be discussing the mathematical legacy of Ramanujan, whose work played a central role in the development of many deep subjects in arithmetic geometry and number theory. "The Man Who Knew Infinity" will be released in 2016, where Dev Patel (of "Slumdog Millionaire") will portray Ramanujan, with Jeremy Irons appearing as G. H. Hardy, Ramanujan's mentor.

During his lecture, Ono will reflect on how Ramanujan developed his mathematical legacy during the early 20th century. Ono's lecture is part of the R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series and will be sponsored by the USF College of Arts and Sciences through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Ono is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Emory University, who specializes in number theory. He has authored more than 150 papers and five books relating to his research. From his involvement in the mathematics community, Ono has received multiple honors and awards, including a Presidential Early Career Award from President Bill Clinton.

The Nagle Lecture Series was established in honor of the late R. Kent Nagle, a mathematician deeply interested not only in mathematics in itself, but also in mathematics education and the impact of mathematics on society. The Nagle Lecture Series invites world-renowned scholars to present lectures designed for the general public.

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