Terence Tao

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Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao (Chinese: 陶哲軒, born 17 July 1975) is an Australian mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he holds the James and Carol Collins chair. His research includes topics in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, geometric combinatorics, probability theory, compressed sensing and analytic number theory.He was a recipient of the 2006 Fields Medal and the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terence Tao has received more than 3,304,546 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Terence Tao is the 522nd most popular mathematician (up from 552nd in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 111th in 2019) and the most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Terence Tao ranks 522 out of 823Before him are Martin Ohm, Egon Pearson, Ahmad ibn Yusuf, Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Abraham Robinson, and Abraham Gotthelf Kästner. After him are Gerd Faltings, Maria Angela Ardinghelli, Carl Adam Petri, Ulisse Dini, René de Saussure, and Isadore Singer.

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Among people born in 1975, Terence Tao ranks 59Before him are Taika Waititi, Daron Malakian, Asia Argento, Roy Makaay, Jamie Oliver, and Christina Hendricks. After him are Brandon Sanderson, Veselin Topalov, Rémi Gaillard, Igor Dodon, Travis Barker, and Elena Anaya.

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Among people born in Australia, Terence Tao ranks 102 out of 925Before him are Bobby Pearce (1905), Kevin Rudd (1957), Annette Kellermann (1887), Tommy Emmanuel (1955), Samuel Alexander (1859), and Peter C. Doherty (1940). After him are Alex O'Loughlin (1976), Jack Crawford (1908), Elle Macpherson (1964), Bruce Beresford (1940), Ron Clarke (1937), and Peter Cosgrove (1947).


Among mathematicians born in Australia, Terence Tao ranks 1