Jack Hershey in trading vs Srinivasa Ramanujan in mathematics Are there any similarities between these two men? Or we would not know for sure until 100 years later! " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srinivasa_Ramanujan Ramanujan developed his own mathematical research in isolation. As a result, he sometimes rediscovered known theorems in addition to producing new work. Ramanujan was said to be a natural genius by the English mathematician G. H. Hardy, in the same league as mathematicians such as Euler and Gauss.. ... In December 2011, in recognition of his contribution to mathematics, the Government of India declared that Ramanujan's birthday (22 December) should be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day, and also declared 2012 the National Mathematics Year."