Terence Tao (1975 – )

He began taking high school classes at the age of 8 and by 11 he was learning calculus and competing in international mathematics competitions. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the age of 17 from Flinders University in 1992. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton at the age of 21 and became a professor at UCLA the same year. UCLA promoted him to a full professor of mathematics at the age of 24.

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