The Last World

A quick questionnaire with Terence Tao

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1. My greatest professional influences are my undergraduate advisor Garth Gaudry and my graduate advisor Elias Stein.

2. The last book I read is Beyond Fear by Bruce Schneier.

3. The most pressing "short term" issue facing the world is nuclear proliferation; but the most pressing "long term" issue is ensuring quality education and the ability for people to reason for themselves.

4.The most important lesson I ever learned is that there are always more lessons to be learnt.

5. My advice for those just starting out in this profession is to have fun; there's a lot of really cool things that one can learn and do in mathematics.

1. My greatest professional influences are my undergraduate advisor Garth Gaudry and my graduate advisor Elias Stein.

2. The last book I read is Beyond Fear by Bruce Schneier.

3. The most pressing "short term" issue facing the world is nuclear proliferation; but the most pressing "long term" issue is ensuring quality education and the ability for people to reason for themselves.

4.The most important lesson I ever learned is that there are always more lessons to be learnt.

5. My advice for those just starting out in this profession is to have fun; there's a lot of really cool things that one can learn and do in mathematics.

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