Person: Rogers, Leonard
Leonard James Rogers was an English mathematician who is best known for what are now called the RogersRamanujan identities.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Mr J Griffith, of Jesus College, himself a wellknown Oxford mathematician with a strong interest in elliptic functions, noticed Rogers' marked mathematical ability, and taught him during his boyhood.
 Rogers was a man of extraordinary gifts in many fields, and everything he did, he did well.
 Rogers is now remembered for a remarkable set of identities which are special cases of results which he had published in 1894.
 Such names as RogersRamanujan identities, RogersRamanujan continued fractions and Rogers transformations are known in the theory of partitions, combinatorics and hypergeometric series.
 The RogersRamanujan identities were discovered in the papers On the expansion of some infinite products, Lond.
 They were found first in 1894 by Rogers, a mathematician of great talent but comparatively little reputation, now remembered mainly from Ramanujan's rediscovery of his work.
 Rogers was a fine analyst, whose gifts were, on a smaller scale, not unlike Ramanujan's; but no one paid much attention to anything he did, and the particular paper in which he proved the formulae was quite neglected.
 In that year Ramanujan, looking through old volumes of the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, came accidentally across Rogers's paper.
 A correspondence followed in the course of which Rogers was led to a considerable simplification of his original proof.
 The above neglect can be gauged by the fact that in 1936 the future Fields Medallist, Atle Selberg, published a "generalization" of the RogersRamanujan identities which turned out, in fact, to be another special case of Rogers' original result.
 The Rogers inequality was proved in 1888 in his paper An extension of a certain theorem in inequalities, Messenger of Math.
 Hölder even made clear that he was indebted to a paper of Rogers by referring to it.
 However, it should be called the Rogers inequality or RogersHölderRiesz inequality or, at least, RogersHölder or HölderRogers inequality (cf.
 Rogers published over thirty papers in mathematics.
Born 30 March 1862, Oxford, England. Died 12 September 1933, Oxford, England.
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