Terence Tao

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Terence Chi-Shen Tao FAA FRS (Chinese: 陶哲軒; born 17 July 1975) is an Australian mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he holds the James and Carol Collins chair. His research includes topics in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, geometric combinatorics, probability theory, compressed sensing and analytic number theory.[4]

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Terence Tao

Tao in 2021
Born (1975-07-17) 17 July 1975 (age 48)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Australia
  • United States[1]
Alma mater
Known forPartial Differential Equations Analytic Number Theory Random matrices Compressed Sensing Combinatorics Dynamical Systems
SpouseLaura Tao
AwardsFields Medal (2006)
Scientific career
FieldsHarmonic analysis
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ThesisThree Regularity Results in Harmonic Analysis[1] (1996)
Doctoral advisorElias M. Stein
Doctoral studentsMonica Vișan
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Terence Tao
Traditional Chinese陶哲軒
Simplified Chinese陶哲轩

Tao was born to ethnic Chinese immigrant parents and raised in Adelaide. Tao won the Fields Medal in 2006 and won the Royal Medal and Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2014. He is also a 2006 MacArthur Fellow. Tao has been the author or co-author of over three hundred research papers.[5] He is widely regarded as one of the greatest living mathematicians and has been referred to as the "Mozart of mathematics."[6][7][8][9][10]