It’s not every day that you can see a great mathematician giving a lecture. But thanks to the power of today’s technology, you can do that right now.
Terence Tao, winner of the prestigious Fields Medal (like a Nobel for math), has been compared to some of the greatest mathematicians of all time, like Carl Friedrich Gauss and Leonhard Euler. And as you will see, he has so much of his life yet to live.
Here is a lecture Terence Tao gave at UCLA on the distribution of prime numbers, an interesting area of number theory.
If you’d like to learn more about the hunt for very large prime numbers,
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