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Exploring Genius - Terence Tao

Each Exploring Genius article profiles an accomplished and recognised genius, details parts of their life and career, how they’ve influenced society, and what they’re like as people. 4,062 more words

Interview With The Smartest Man In The World

Terence Tao 陶哲轩 :
♢ Born in 1975 @ Adelaide. Parents from Hong Kong immigrants to Australia.
♢ Chinese-american
♢ IQ 230-240
♢ Full professor of UCLA at 24… 35 more words

Modern Math

The Erdős discrepancy problem has been solved by Terence Tao

Polymath5 was devoted to the Erdős discrepancy problem. It ran in 2010 and there were a few additional posts in 2012, without reaching a solution. The problem has now been solved by Terry Tao using  some observations from the polymath project combined with important recent developments in analytic number theory. 17 more words


Cayley graphs and the geometry of groups

In most undergraduate courses, groups are first introduced as a primarily algebraic concept – a set equipped with a number of algebraic operations (group multiplication, multiplicative inverse, and multiplicative identity) and obeying a number of rules of algebra (most notably the associative law). 1,718 more words


tomcircle reblogged this on Math Online Tom Circle and commented:

Terence Tao's wrote this easy-to-understand Group Theory. It is rare for mathematicians to be also a good writer in explaining difficult math in layman's terms. Highly recommended! To be continued (Part 2): https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/cayley-graphs-and-the-algebra-of-groups/

Never forget things once learned

This was the challenge I’ve set out before myself, which lead me to creating MathematicaAnki tools (picture below).

“My final suggestion is to pick some sort of organisational system and make a real effort to stick to it; a half-hearted system is probably worse than no system at all.”

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Read -- 2015/08/02

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Amazon posts surprising profit“, by Greg Bensinger (Wall Street Journal).
  2. The Capital’s top cop“, by Harry Jaffe (Politico Magazine).
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Singularity, In a Single Thought

Science fiction blends into scientific thought experiment with explosive results (adapted from the original piece):

The Fiendish Contraption

Terence Tao mused about the possibility that water could spontaneously explode. 455 more words