Terence Tao

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Terence Chi-Shen Tao (born 17 July 1975) is an Australian-American 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 2,885,826 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Terence Tao is the 552nd most popular mathematician (up from 587th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Australia (up from 122nd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Terence Tao ranks 552 out of 828Before him are Jean Leray, Henry Dudeney, Jean-Baptiste-Charles-Joseph Bélanger, Christian Kramp, Ismaël Bullialdus, and Sylvestre François Lacroix. After him are Olga Taussky-Todd, Gino Fano, Alicia Boole Stott, René de Saussure, Bhāskara I, and Arend Heyting.

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Among people born in 1975, Terence Tao ranks 60Before him are Igor Dodon, Denys Shmyhal, Marc-Vivien Foé, Michael Bublé, Paula Patton, and Jamel Debbouze. After him are Nikol Pashinyan, Andrea Agnelli, Lauryn Hill, Christina Hendricks, Peter Pellegrini, and Veselin Topalov.

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Among people born in Australia, Terence Tao ranks 111 out of 790Before him are Baz Luhrmann (1962), Mark Evans (1956), David Hurley (1953), James Harrison (1936), Ron Mueck (1958), and Christopher Doyle (1952). After him are Gregory David Roberts (1952), Percy Grainger (1882), Miranda Kerr (1983), Don Bradman (1908), Peter Cosgrove (1947), and Bob Hawke (1929).


Among mathematicians born in Australia, Terence Tao ranks 1