Friday, June 27, 2014
The Triple Crown
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, an award that provides $3 million to each of its recipients from a fund established by high-tech titans in Silicon Valley and Russia.
In 2006, he won the Fields Medal, described as the Nobel Prize of math, and also a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation grant, which is often referred to as the “genius prize.” ...
Full article at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ucla-math-prize-20140626-story.html