A young Pakistani maths student has been featured in the book of one of the world’s greatest mathematicians, Terence Tao, who is also widely referred to as the “Mozart of Math“.
According to the details, Muhammad Atif Zaheer is a first-year MS Mathematics student at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He came across an online blog of Terence Tao and made recommendations for a method that proves a series to be convergent.
The method yielded positive results and made it to the book of Terence Tao which is called “Analysis I and II”. Due to his contributions, Muhammad Atif Zaheer’s name was also mentioned in the preface of the book along with other international math experts.
“There is this trend in mathematics nowadays, that if you’re interested in solving a really difficult math problem, you need to get somehow a leading mathematician who works in that area to take an interest in it. Nowadays, it’s said that to solve a big problem, you need to get Terence Tao interested in it,” Atif Zaheer said while explaining the significance of Terence Tao’s work.
Meet Atif, a Pakistan MS Mathematics students who was mentioned by ‘the world’s best mathematician’ in his book.
The name was mentioned in the preface of the book “Analysis I and II” by Terence Tao, a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/2EeafirORb
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Terence Tao is a prominent mathematician known for his contributions to many areas of mathematics, including number theory, partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and more.
He has received numerous awards for his contributions to mathematics, including the Fields Medal in 2006, the Salem Prize in 2000, and the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2015. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
One of Tao’s most significant contributions to mathematics is his work in number theory, which has led to new insights and breakthroughs in the study of prime numbers and other fundamental concepts.
Due to his groundbreaking contributions to the field of mathematics, Terence Tao has been included among the maths geniuses whose revolutionary discoveries changed the world. His name has been included among the greatest mathematicians of history.
Therefore, it is indeed a proud moment for Pakistan that Muhammad Atif Zaheer, a local math prodigy, has been recognized by one of the world’s math legends, Terrence Tao.