Elaine Hansen and Terry TaoLike many CTY students, Terence Tao, recipient of the 2014 CTY Distinguished Alumni Award, exhibited extraordinary mathematical abilities at an early age. He worked closely with Julian Stanley, the Johns Hopkins psychologist whose Study of Exceptional Talent led to the creation of CTY.

Tao received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics from Flinders University. A Fulbright Scholar, he earned his Doctorate in Mathematics from Princeton University. His research primarily focuses on harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic, arithmetic and geometric combinatorics, analytic number theory, and compressed sensing. Tao has authored more than 250 research papers and 17 books....Read more about this Awesome CTYer.