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8.22.2006

Congratulations 

UCLA mathematician Terry Tao is one of the recipients of a 2006 Fields Medal. Among other things, he proved that the set of prime numbers contains arithmetic progressions of arbitrarily long length.

The other winners are Grisha Perelman, for his work on the Poincare conjecture; Andrei Okounkov, with whom I played soccer once at a conference; and Wendelin Werner.

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