Who Is The Youngest Professor Ever And What Was His Age When He Became A Professor?

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Terence Chi-Shen Tao is an mathematician from Australia. He works on enhancing the basics of harmonic analysis, combinatorics, partial differential equations and analytic number theory.
A child prodigy, born in 1975, Terence Chi-Shen Tao is a professor of mathematics at UCLA. He was promoted to the status of professor at the age of 24. Some of his early recognitions came from the:
- August 2006, Field Medal
- September 2006, Mac Arthur Fellowship
- May 2007, Fellow of the Royal Society or FRS.

Terence Chi-Shen Tao is said to have exhibited extraordinary mathematical abilities from a very early age. Tao attended university level mathematics courses at the tender age of nine and is on the annals of history of the Johns Hopkins' 'Study of Exceptional Talent' program to have achieved a score of more than 700 on the SAT maths section when he was just 8. Terence Chi-Shen Tao was the youngest member to participate in the International Mathematical Olympiads in 1986, 1987 and 1988. Tao won the bronze, silver, and gold medal respectively. At age 14, Tao joined the Research Science Institute and was awarded the bachelor's and master's degrees at 17. From 1992 to 1996, Tao studied at the Princeton University and received his Ph.D. at the age of 20.

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