Terence Tao

Australian-American mathematician

** Date of Birth: **17-Jul-1975

** Place of Birth: **Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

**Profession: **mathematician, university teacher

**Nationality:** United States, Australia

**Zodiac Sign: **Cancer

- Terence Chi-Shen Tao (born 17 July 1975) is an Australian-American mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics.
- He currently focuses on harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, geometric combinatorics, compressed sensing and analytic number theory.
- As of 2015, he holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tao was a recipient of the 2006 Fields Medal and the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.
- He is also a 2006 MacArthur Fellow.
- Tao has been the author or co-author of 275 research papers.Tao is the second mathematician of Han Chinese descent to win the Fields medal after Shing-Tung Yau, and the first Australian citizen to win the medal.

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