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The World’s Greatest Mathematician

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The World’s Greatest Mathematician


Mathematical research is a fundamentally creative act, built on experimentation and improvisation. It’s also deeply collaborative, with discoveries in one field routinely unlocking progress in another. And like any creative act it can involve years of seemingly fruitless labor until a sudden rush of insight changes everything. This is a rare opportunity to join Professor Terence Tao, widely considered the greatest mathematician of his generation, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Gareth Cook, on the tenets of creativity, collaboration and perseverance.

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Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner