Monday, November 09, 2009

Terence Tao

We have Fields medalist Terence Tao on campus to give the Moursund Lectures this week. His blog is here.

At dinner I got him to sign my copy of his book Solving Mathematical Problems, which I bought hoping it might someday help interest my kids in math :-)

This article describes Tao's remarkable intellectual development, as well as that of another mathematical prodigy, Lenny Ng (son of UNC physicist Jack Ng, who did his PhD with Julian Schwinger).


mark.r said...

the article link isn't working for me.

Steve Hsu said...

Sorry -- I think it's fixed now.

jonathan said...

how does terrance compare to euler asks bobmcbob? DAN saids EULER MAKES tao look like a subhuman animal! terecne WON 13 awards already? and what has he done? uhhh... 13 prizes and BEN-TAO THEOREM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how tall is he? well the one i met was imeasureed 6'8'' tall! are you sure you dont mean 5'8'' tall like bayley wong?
the one i met was looking at god!!
TORRENCE DOESN"T EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a jerk even more jerk than andre willSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs

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