Terence Tao joins President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute would like to congratulate Professor Terence Tao, a member of our Advisory Board, who has been announced by US President Joe Biden as one of 30 new members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Professor Tao is Professor of Mathematics and the James and Carol Collins Chair in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a recipient of the Fields Medal and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship.

PCAST is the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House. President Biden’s PCAST includes 20 elected members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, five MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, two former Cabinet secretaries, and two Nobel laureates.

Professor Tao is one of two mathematicians who are PCAST members; mathematician and geneticist Professor Eric Lander is one of PCAST’s co-chairs.