1 | Name: | Dr. Terence Tao | |

Institution: | University of California, Los Angeles | ||

Year Elected: | 2012 | ||

Class: | 1. Mathematical and Physical Sciences | ||

Subdivision: | 104. Mathematics | ||

Residency: | Resident | ||

Living? : | Living | ||

Birth Date: | 1975 | ||

Terence Tao was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1975. He has been a professor of mathematics at UCLA since 1999, having completed his PhD under Elias Stein at Princeton in 1996. Tao's areas of research include harmonic analysis, PDE, combinatorics, and number theory. He has received a number of awards, including the Salem Prize in 2000, the Bochner Prize in 2002, the Fields Medal and SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in 2006, the MacArthur Fellowship and Ostrowski Prize in 2007, and the Waterman Award in 2008. Terence Tao also currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at UCLA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member), the National Academy of Sciences (Foreign member), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was named a Simons Investigator in 2012 by the Simons Foundation and was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics that same year. In 2014 he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, established by Yuri Milner, along with four others. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012. |