Video Description: Terence Tao was a seven year-old high school student when he began taking calculus classes. By age 20 he had received a Ph.D. from Princeton and joined the UCLA faculty. In 2006 he won the Fields Medal in Mathematics and a MacArthur "genius" grant. Watch Tao talk about how he approaches problem-solving. Source:
Terence Chi-Shen Tao (born July 17, 1975, Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian mathematician working primarily on harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, combinatorics, analytic number theory and representation theory. His most famous result is a proof, in collaboration with British mathematician Ben J. Green, that there exist arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of prime numbers (the Green–Tao theorem). Tao is currently a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In August 2006, he was awarded a Fields Medal, widely considered the top honor a mathematician can receive.
Just one month later, in September 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur
Fellowship. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on May 18, 2007. He
became a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. Source:
Wikipedia, Terence Tao.