Professor Terence Tao Receives 2022 Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences

Posted on 3/21/23 in News

Terry TaoWe are thrilled to report that Terence Tao, Professor of Mathematics and the James and Carol Collins Chair in the College of Letters and Sciences at UCLA, has been awarded the 2022 Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences. The Grand Medal has been conferred to him on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 at 2.30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Institut de France. The Grande Médaille is awarded every year to scientists for making critical contributions to the development of science in the international landscape.

Professor Tao has served on IPAM’s Science Advisory Board as well as organized and spoke at numerous IPAM programs including the workshop on Machine Assisted Proofs that took place recently on February 13 – 17, 2023. This highly successful program brought together scientists and mathematicians from all over the world and triggered new and interesting discussions within the field. In fact, the talk he has given at the Grand Medal ceremony is titled “Machine Assisted Proofs”.

Professor Tao has served an organizer for IPAM’s 2018 spring long program Quantitative Linear Algebra and as an invited core participant of 2014 spring long program Algebraic Techniques for Combinatorial and Computational Geometry. His many engagements with IPAM include: speaking at workshops on Turbulent Dissipation, Mixing and Predictability (2017), Combinatorial Geometry Problems at the Algebraic Interface (2014), Tools from Algebraic Geometry (2014),  The Kakeya Problem, Restriction Problem, and Sum-product Theory (2014), and a conference titled Latinos in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2015. In addition to this, the has organized a workshop on Finding Algebraic Structures in Extremal Combinatorial (2014) and participated in workshop Zariski-dense Subgroups (2015).

Known as the “Mozart of Math”, Professor Tao’s valuable contributions have shaped the fields of partial differential equations, combinatorics, harmonic analysis and additive number theory.

Congratulations, Terence Tao!

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