Tao Wins the Fields Medal
Oxford University Press congratulates Terence Tao on his prodigious accomplishment, winning the Fields Medal. The Fields Medal, which is named after Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields and awarded by the International Mathematical Union every four years, is the most prestigious international prize a mathematician can receive. Tao, who was born in Adelaide, Austrailia and now teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles has also won the Salem Prize, the American Mathematical Society Bocher Prize, and the AMC Conant Prize.
Tao’s Fields Medal is in honor of "his contributions to partial differential equations, combinatorics, harmonic analysis and additive number theory." Tao is also the author of Solving Mathematical Problems, which will be published by Oxford University Press in September. The other recipients of the Fields Medal this year were Andrei Okounkov, Grigori Perelman and Wendelin Werner. For further information about Tao or the Fields Medal please visit www.icm2006.org.