Category: Research Fellows
Terence Tao received his PhD from Princeton University in 1996 under the supervision of Elias Stein. His research is split between real-variable harmonic analysis (especially the study of maximal functions, multilinear operators, and oscillatory integrals), the analysis of non-linear dispersive and wave equations (especially at or near the critical regularity), and the combinatorics arising from the representation theory and symplectic geometry of U(n) (and in particular, the study of honeycombs). Terry was appointed as a Clay Research Fellow for a term of three years beginning in 2001.
The 2003 Clay Research Award was made to Terry for his groundbreaking work in analysis, notably his optimal restriction theorems in Fourier analysis, his work on the wave map equations, his global existence theorems for KdV type equations, as well as for significant work in quite distant areas of mathematics, such as his solution with Allen Knutson of Horn’s conjecture.