Whether we like it or not, mathematics is an essential part of human lives. Of course, we cannot argue with the fact that everything is possible today as a result of the persistent hard work of many genius, both in the past and present. These geniuses are found in any scientific sphere, and they collaborate with each other daily, in order to make life more comfortable. Mathematics has great significance in every aspect of science and technology. So, **who is the best mathematician alive**? That is a very important question that you will find the answer in this post. Read on, as you get to meet the **best mathematician in the world **today, and what he is famous for.

Mathematics is known to be an ancient science, and most of its theories and rules were discovered many years ago by some famous and **best mathematicians in the world **such as Pythagoras, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, David Hilbert, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Fibonacci, Newton, Alan Turing Isaac, and so on. Nevertheless, mathematics is a developing science, so there are new names that exist presently that you might not know. So, what is the name of the **best mathematician in the world 2018**? Let me show you..

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**Best Mathematician in The World 2018**

Who is the best mathematician in the alive today? Meet Terence Tao.

Terence Tao is known to be one of the **greatest mathematician in our present time**. He was born in 1975 to a family of paediatrician and mathematician. He is the oldest among his siblings, and have two younger brothers. At the age of 12, Terence parents noticed he was slightly different among his age mates. He was called a prodigy due to his many achievements, and he was also the youngest medal winner at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

At the age of 11, Terence Tao started taking classes at Flinders University in Adelaide. At the age of 14, he already obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1991, and in August 1996, he obtained a Master’s degree. In the year 1996, he got his Doctorate for the thesis “Three regularity results in harmonic analysis”. Ever since then, he has been publishing research papers.

The first four papers written by Terence Tao are:

- “Weak-type endpoint bounds for Riesz means”; (with Andrew C Millard)
- “On the structure of projective group representations in quaternionic Hilbert space”
- “On the almost everywhere convergence of wavelet summation methods”
- “Convolution operators on Lipschitz graphs with harmonic kernels.”

This **best mathematician alive **has already contributed significantly to mathematics and at the same time has won many awards. One of such awards was a Fields Medal * *“for his contributions to partial differential equations, combinatorics, harmonic analysis, and additive number theory.”

Other prizes and awards Terence has received include:

- the Salem Prize (2000)
- the Bôcher Memorial Prize from the American Mathematical Society (2002)
- the Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematical Institute (2003)
- the Levi L Conant Award from the American Mathematical Society (2005)
- the Australian Mathematical Society Medal (2005)
- the ISAAC Award from the International Society of Analysis, its Application and Computation (2005)
- the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize (2006)
- the Fields Medal (2006)
- the Ostrowski Prize from the Ostrowski Foundation (2007)
- the Alan T Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (2008)
- the Onsager Medal (2008); the Information Theory Society Paper Award (2008)
- the Convocation Award from Flinders University Alumni Association (2008
- the King Faisal International Prize (Mathematics) (2010)
- the Nemmers Prize in Mathematics from Northwestern University (2010)
- and the George Polya Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2010).

Ternce has written or collaborated in writing the next works:

- “A 2-volume textbook Analysis”
- “Nonlinear dispersive equations”
- “Solving mathematical problems”
- “Additive combinatorics”
- “Structure and randomness. Pages from year one of a mathematical blog”
- “Poincaré’s legacies, pages from year two of a mathematical blog Part I and Part II”
- “An epsilon of room, I: real analysis. Pages from year three of a mathematical blog”

Thus being a genius mathematician, and for sure the **best mathematician alive**, he was compared with Mozart, since mathematics flows out of him.

Now you have known a little about the **best mathematician in the world today**, I guess you will agree he is a genius. Kindly share this post with your friends on various social media by using the social share icons found below, you never know who might be needing this information.