Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician who was born in 1887 and stuggled for many years to be recognised by his peers. In the early 20th century he got the chance to travel to Cambridge in the UK, where his work was slowly recognised as being of huge importance.
This story has been made into a feature film starring Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as his closest ally G.H. Hardy, with the plot based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. It comes to the screen from writer/director Matt Brown.
We've got a clip from The Man Who Knew Infinity today, which shows how even the simplest number can be given a new and unique perspective when seen through the eyes of this singular intellect.
See it in cinemas on the 8th of April 2016.