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Recipient of mathematics’ highest honor, the Fields Medal, Prof. Terence Tao is producing some of the most compelling work in the field. Tao is is the very definition of a prodigy: a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at age 16, a Ph.D. at 20 and a full professor at 24 – the youngest in UCLA’s history.

Tao’s internationally renowned proofs and theorems span many different fields in complex mathematics. He has been called one of the “great bridge-builders,” working with more than 30 different collaborators and organizing cooperative efforts online. His honors include a Crafoord Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. He has earned one of the newest prizes in mathematics, the Breakthrough Prize, as well as a medal from the oldest scientific academy in the world, Britain’s Royal Society. His very presence at UCLA is a magnet for the best minds of the 21st century.

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Terence Tao Professor of Mathematics

Perhaps the only thing he can’t calculate is his own genius.

Recipient of mathematics’ highest honor, the Fields Medal, Prof. Terence Tao is producing some of the most compelling work in the field. Tao is is the very definition of a prodigy: a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at age 16, a Ph.D. at 20 and a full professor at 24 – the youngest in UCLA’s history.

Tao’s internationally renowned proofs and theorems span many different fields in complex mathematics. He has been called one of the “great bridge-builders,” working with more than 30 different collaborators and organizing cooperative efforts online. His honors include a Crafoord Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. He has earned one of the newest prizes in mathematics, the Breakthrough Prize, as well as a medal from the oldest scientific academy in the world, Britain’s Royal Society. His very presence at UCLA is a magnet for the best minds of the 21st century.

What is your equation for success?