Terence Tao is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. At 24 he was promoted to full professor and remains the youngest person appointed to this rank by the institution. Terence was a co-recipient of the 2006 Fields Medal, the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, and the 2014 Royal Medal.
Terence exhibited extraordinary mathematical abilities at an early age. As a young student, he worked closely with Julian Stanley, the Johns Hopkins psychologist whose pioneering work with gifted middle school prodigies through his Study of Exceptional Talent led to the creation of the Center for Talented Youth.