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Infinity or 1/12?
David Berman and Marianne Freiberger Recently a very strange result has been making the rounds. It says...
Marianne  29 Jan 2021  12:10  128 comments

The Abel Prize 2020
... result in number theory, proved by Ben Green and Terence Tao, is that within the prime numbers there are arbitrary long arithmetic ... is 2 and the length of the progression is 3. What Green and Tao proved is that, if you look hard enough, you can find an arithmetic ...
Marianne  10 Aug 2020  12:49  0 comments

Editorial
... long arithmetic progressions — Ben Green and Terence Tao For centuries, mathematicians have tried to find patterns in the way ... conjectured that the answer is "yes", but it was not until Tao and Green arrived on the scene that this intuition was proved to be ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  07:53

From 70 million to just 600...
... mathematicians had reduced the gap to 60 million. Terry Tao (who was awarded the Fields medal in 2006 for work that included a ... "At times, the bound was going down every thirty minutes," Tao told Wired Magazine . But June the gap was down to 50,000 (as ...
Rachel  4 Aug 2015  14:37  1 comment

Prime time news!
... research. Just a few years ago Ben Green and Terence Tao proved the significant result that you can find arbitrarily long ...
Rachel  16 Jul 2013  10:41  2 comments

Twins move within reach
... of under 5 million was announced in early June, Terrence Tao , whose work on prime numbers helped to earn him the acclaimed Fields ...
Marianne  4 Aug 2015  14:36  0 comments

The Fields Medals 2006
... old Russian Andrei Okounkov, 31 year old Australian Terence Tao and 38 year old Frenchman Wendelin Werner, deserve no less attention. As is ... mathematics and physics in recent times." Terence Tao started out as something of a child prodigy and at 31 is one of the ...
plusadmin  7 Jul 2010  12:43  0 comments

Millions for maths
... Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terry Tao and Richard Taylor will each receive £1.8m. That's more than the £930,000 ... You may have come across Richard Taylor and Terence Tao on Plus before: Taylor (among other things) helped Andrew Wiles ...
Marianne  25 Jun 2014  10:17  1 comment

El Niño: What on Earth will happen next?
... in a lot more detail. To monitor El Niño they use the TAO/TRITON array of buoys that was placed in the tropical Pacific in the ...
Marianne  6 Jun 2016  15:39  4 comments

Spider solitaire
Trevor Tao Spider solitaire (henceforth abbreviated as Spider) is a ... may not be so lucky... About the author Trevor Tao has a PhD in applied mathematics. He is a research scientist currently ... is the brother of worldrenowned mathematician Terence Tao. Spider Solitaire strategy ...
Marianne  24 Sep 2018  16:29  2 comments