Sunday, May 20, 2007

Profile of Terence Tao   posted by Darth Quixote @ 5/20/2007 11:44:00 PM
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Terence Tao is a 2006 recipient of the Fields Medal. He scored a 760 on the SAT-Math at the age of 8 and reportedly has an IQ exceeding 220. He is probably best known for proving the Green-Tao Theorem:

It is always possible to find, somewhere in the infinity of integers, a progression of prime numbers of equal spacing and any length.

I just came across this absorbing profile of Tao as a young boy. One impression that I take away from this piece is that Tao was blessed with good parents (in many senses).

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