Tao – born in 1975 (like myself) – is professor of mathematics at UCLA, winner of the Fields medal and lots of other prizes. He is working within many different fields of mathematics, and he frequently reports his work on his web page and his blog. Below is a small video presenting Tao:
Terence Tao is by many said to be the best mathematician in the world today, and for two days this week (today and tomorrow) he is visiting Trondheim, Norway. Unfortunately, I don’t have the opportunity to travel to Trondheim and listen to him, but it sure would have been interesting.