Quiz 6: World Most Famous Mathematician,Terence Tao
Created by Isabelle Yeong on May 15th 2015
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Question 1: Terence Tao started his high school at age (_), and received his bachelor's and master's degree at the age of (_), and finally obtained his PhD at (_).
Terence Tao, born July 17, 1975, Adelaide, Australia, is an Australian mathematician and lived in Australia until 1992. He then migrated to the U.S. with his Chinese parents and hence have lived in the U.S. since 1992. He is a profoundly gifted young mathematician. Julian Stanley, Director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) at Johns Hopkins University states that Terry has the greatest mathematical reasoning ability he has found in 14 years of intensive searching.
8, 16, 21
8, 16, 24
9, 15, 20
10, 18, 21
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Question 2: In International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) contest, Terence Tao won a bronze medal in (_), and a silver medal in (_), and finally a gold medal in (_).
1986, 1987, 1989
1986, 1987, 1988
1985, 1987, 1989
1985, 1986, 1987
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Question 3: Terence Tao is currently a Math Professor in ___.
University of California, Berkeley
Princeton University
Stanford University
University of California, Los Angeles
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Question 4: Which of the following award is the highest achievement of Terence Tao?
Fields Medal
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
Australian Mathematical Society Medal
Onsager Medal
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Question 5: Terence Tao has been described as the world's best mathematician and is therefore nicknamed as
Prince of Mathematics
Father of Modern Science
Mozart of Math
Father of Modern Mathematics
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Question 6: Which of these titles has Terence Tao NOT been awarded?
The Clay Research Award
The Australian Mathematics Society Medal
The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
De Morgan Medal
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Question 7: Which of the following is/are NOT originally proved by Terence Tao?
Green-Tao theorem
Twin Prime Conjecture
Proof of Infinitely Many Primes
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Question 8: Terence Tao' best known mathematics work involves
Prime numbers
Infinite series
Fourier series
Diophantine analysis
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Question 9: Terence Tao's focusing areas in mathematics are the following EXCEPT
Harmonic Analysis
Geometric and Arithmetic Combinatorics
Theory of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces
Compressed Sensing and Algebraic Combinatorics
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Question 10: Terence Tao was offered the opportunity to star in an ad campaign featuring Australian heroes, did he take the offer?
Yes
No
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