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Personal Profile of Prof. Terence Tao

Biography
Terence Tao was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1975. He has been a professor of mathematics at UCLA since 1999, having completed his PhD under Elias Stein at Princeton in 1996. Tao's areas of research include harmonic analysis, PDE, combinatorics, and number theory. He has received a number of awards, including the Salem Prize in 2000, the Bochner Prize in 2002, the Fields Medal in 2006, the MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, the Waterman Award in 2008, the Nemmers Prize in 2010, the Crafoord prize in 2012, and the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2015. Terence Tao also currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at UCLA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member), the National Academy of Sciences (Foreign member), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Current/Future Committee Membership
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Committee on Trustees Jan 01, 2019 Feb 28, 2021

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  1. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory

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    Feb 06, 2014
    Thursday
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      A regularity lemma for definable sets over finite fields, and expanding polynomials
    Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Workshop Random Matrix Theory and Its Applications I

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    Sep 16, 2010
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:10 AM
      Universality of Wigner random matrices via the four moment theorem
    Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)
  3. Workshop Introduction to Ergodic Theory and Additive Combinatorics

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    Aug 28, 2008
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Correspondence principle and finitary ergodic theory, I
    Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Correspondence principle and finitary ergodic theory, II
    Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Aug 29, 2008
    Friday
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Correspondence principle and finitary ergodic theory, III
    Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)