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Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao FAA FRS (born 17 July 1975, Adelaide), is an Australian mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics. [1]

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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-largest city of Australia.

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Alan T. Waterman Award

The Alan T. Waterman Award is the United States's highest honorary award for scientists no older than 35.

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Algebraic combinatorics

Algebraic combinatorics is an area of mathematics that employs methods of abstract algebra, notably group theory and representation theory, in various combinatorial contexts and, conversely, applies combinatorial techniques to problems in algebra.

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Allen Knutson

Allen Ivar Knutson is a mathematician, and professor of mathematics at Cornell University.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, frequently known as the American Academy, is one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for policy research in the United States.

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American Mathematical Society

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is an association of professional mathematicians dedicated to the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, and serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.

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Analytic number theory

In mathematics, analytic number theory is a branch of number theory that uses methods from mathematical analysis to solve problems about the integers.

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Apache Wave

Apache Wave is a software framework for real-time collaborative editing online.

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Arithmetic combinatorics

In mathematics, arithmetic combinatorics is a field in the intersection of number theory, combinatorics, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis.

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Arithmetic progression

In mathematics, an arithmetic progression (AP) or arithmetic sequence is a sequence of numbers such that the difference between the consecutive terms is constant.

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Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science was founded in 1954 by a group of distinguished Australians, including Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London.

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Australian Mathematical Society Medal

Australian Mathematical Society Medal recognises distinguished mathematical sciences research by members of the Australian Mathematical Society.

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Australian of the Year

The Australian of the Year is an award conferred on an Australian citizen by the National Australia Day Council, a not-for-profit Australian Governmentowned social enterprise.

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In mathematics, a ±1–sequence is a sequence of numbers, each of which is either 1 or −1.

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Bôcher Memorial Prize

The Bôcher Memorial Prize was founded by the American Mathematical Society in 1923 in memory of Maxime Bôcher with an initial endowment of $1,450 (contributed by members of that society).

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Ben Green (mathematician)

Ben Joseph Green FRS (born 27 February 1977) is a British mathematician, specializing in combinatorics and number theory.

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Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics is an award announced in 2013, and funded by Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), officially branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian crown corporation that serves as the national public radio and television broadcaster.

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Center for Excellence in Education

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is an American nonprofit organization that seeks to help academically excellent high school and college students achieve successful careers in science and technology and fulfill leadership roles.

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Charles Fefferman

Charles Louis Fefferman (born April 18, 1949) is an American mathematician at Princeton University.

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Circular law

In probability theory, more specifically the study of random matrices, the circular law describes the distribution of eigenvalues of an random matrix with independent and identically distributed entries in the limit.

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Clay Research Award

The Clay Research Award is an annual award given by the Oxford-based Clay Mathematics Institute to mathematicians to recognize their achievement in mathematical research.

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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

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Compressed sensing

Compressed sensing (also known as compressive sensing, compressive sampling, or sparse sampling) is a signal processing technique for efficiently acquiring and reconstructing a signal, by finding solutions to underdetermined linear systems.

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Crafoord Prize

The Crafoord Prize is an annual science prize established in 1980 by Holger Crafoord, a Swedish industrialist, and his wife Anna-Greta Crafoord.

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Elias M. Stein

Elias Menachem Stein (born January 13, 1931) is a mathematician and a figure in the field of harmonic analysis.

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Enrico Bombieri

Enrico Bombieri (born 26 November 1940 in Milan, Italy) is a mathematician, known for his work in analytic number theory, algebraic geometry, univalent functions, theory of several complex variables, partial differential equations of minimal surfaces, and the theory of finite groups.

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Erdős number

The Erdős number describes the "collaborative distance" between mathematician and another person, as measured by authorship of mathematical papers.

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Erdős–Straus conjecture

In number theory, the Erdős–Straus conjecture states that for all integers n ≥ 2, the rational number 4/n can be expressed as the sum of three unit fractions.

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Fields Medal

The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years.

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Flinders University

The Flinders University of South Australia, commonly referred to as Flinders University or simply Flinders, is a public university in Bedford Park, South Australia.

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Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

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Geometric combinatorics

Geometric combinatorics is a branch of mathematics in general and combinatorics in particular.

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George Pólya Prize

The George Pólya Prize is a prize in mathematics, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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Go (programming language)

Go, also commonly referred to as golang, is a programming language developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.

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Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products.

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Green–Tao theorem

In number theory, the Green–Tao theorem, proved by Ben Green and Terence Tao in 2004,.

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Harmonic analysis

Harmonic analysis is a branch of mathematics concerned with the representation of functions or signals as the superposition of basic waves, and the study of and generalization of the notions of Fourier series and Fourier transforms (i.e. an extended form of Fourier analysis).

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.

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Inequalities in information theory

Inequalities are very important in the study of information theory.

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Influence of non-standard analysis

The influence of Abraham Robinson's theory of non-standard analysis has been felt in a number of fields.

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Information theory

Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science involving the quantification of information.

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International Congress of Mathematicians

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics.

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International Mathematical Olympiad

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual six-problem, 42-point mathematical olympiad for pre-collegiate students and is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads.

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Jean Bourgain

Jean Bourgain (born 28 February 1954) is a Belgian mathematician.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center located in Pasadena, California, United States.

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Joe Lieberman

Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is an American politician and former United States Senator from Connecticut.

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Kakeya set

In mathematics, a Kakeya set, or Besicovitch set, is a set of points in Euclidean space which contains a unit line segment in every direction.

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King Faisal International Prize

King Faisal International Prize (جائزة الملك فيصل العالمية) is an annual award sponsored by King Faisal Foundation presented to "dedicated men and women whose contributions make a positive difference".

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Lars Onsager

Lars Onsager (November 27, 1903 – October 5, 1976) was a Norwegian-born American physical chemist and theoretical physicist.

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Lenhard Ng

Lenhard Ng (born 1976, United States) is an American mathematician, working primarily on symplectic geometry.

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Levi L. Conant Prize

The Levi L. Conant Prize is a mathematics prize of the American Mathematical Society, which has been awarded since 2000 for outstanding expository papers published in the Bulletin of the AMS or the Notices of the AMS in the past five years.

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MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant" is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 40 individuals, working in any field, who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work and are citizens or residents of the United States.

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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”) is the study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private non-profit organization in the United States.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.

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Navier–Stokes existence and smoothness

The Navier–Stokes existence and smoothness problem concerns the mathematical properties of solutions to the Navier–Stokes equations, one of the pillars of fluid mechanics (such as with turbulence).

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Nemmers Prize in Mathematics

The Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics is awarded biennially from Northwestern University.

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New Scientist

New Scientist is a UK-based weekly non-peer-reviewed English-language international science magazine, founded in 1956.

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, abbreviated NTNU) is a public research university located in the city of Trondheim, Norway.

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Notices of the American Mathematical Society

Notices of the American Mathematical Society (often abbreviated as Notices Amer. Math. Soc.) is the membership journal of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), published monthly except for the combined June/July issue.

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Onsager Medal

The Onsager Medal is a scholastic presentation and award given on behalf of the Lars Onsager Family to a lecturer or professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Oriental Daily News

Oriental Daily News is a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

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Ostrowski Prize

The Ostrowski Prize is a mathematics award given every odd year for outstanding mathematical achievement judged by an international jury from the universities of Basel, Jerusalem, Waterloo and the academies of Denmark and the Netherlands.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Partial differential equation

In mathematics, a partial differential equation (PDE) is a differential equation that contains unknown multivariable functions and their partial derivatives.

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Paul Erdős

Paul Erdős (Erdős Pál; 26 March 1913 – 20 September 1996) was a Hungarian mathematician.

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Popular Science

Popular Science (also known as PopSci) is an American monthly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects.

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In academic publishing, a preprint is a draft of a scientific paper that has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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Prime number

A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself.

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

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Research Science Institute

The Research Science Institute (RSI) is a highly competitive summer research program for high school students around the world.

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Royal Medal

The Royal Medal, also known as The Queen's Medal, is a silver-gilt medal awarded each year by the Royal Society, two for "the most important contributions to the advancement of natural knowledge" and one for "distinguished contributions in the applied sciences" made within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Royal Society

The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence.

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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or Kungl.

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Salem Prize

The Salem Prize, founded by the widow of Raphael Salem, is awarded every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in Salem's field of interest, primarily the theory of Fourier series.

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SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, founded by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University in Kumbakonam, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan's hometown, is awarded every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in Ramanujan's fields of interest.

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The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.

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Savant syndrome

Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a mental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal.

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Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population, p. 395.

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Sina Corp

Sina is a Chinese online media company for Chinese communities around the world.

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Sloan Fellowship

The Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since 1955 to "provide support and recognition to early-career scientists and scholars".

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Study of Exceptional Talent

The Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) is an outgrowth of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) at Johns Hopkins University.

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Szemerédi regularity lemma

In mathematics, the Szemerédi regularity lemma states that every large enough graph can be divided into subsets of about the same size so that the edges between different subsets behave almost randomly.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney and is also an Australian national brand.

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Timothy Gowers

Sir William Timothy Gowers, FRS (born 20 November 1963) is a British mathematician.

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Twin prime

A twin prime is a prime number that has a prime gap of two.

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University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.

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University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (often abbreviated as HKU, informally known as Hong Kong University) is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong, founded in 1911 during the British Colonial era.

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USA Today

USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.

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Van H. Vu

Van H. Vu (Vũ Hà Văn) is a Vietnamese mathematician, Percey F. Smith Professor of Mathematics at Yale University.

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Wen Wei Po

Wen Wei Po is a Hong Kong-based Chinese language newspaper, first established in Shanghai in January 1938, with the Hong Kong version launched on 9 September 1948.

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