Professor Terence Tao has been named Global Australian of the Year by — a federally funded organization that highlights the work of Australian high achievers.

“Despite routinely being dubbed the ‘Mozart of maths’ in media articles, the 47-year-old speaks of his accomplishments with deep modesty, almost diffidence — but they are undeniable, nonetheless.

If he has a pool room to store his gongs, it would now be overflowing. In addition to dozens of honours including the Fields Medal (the so-called maths Nobel prize), Professor Tao has just been named the Global Australian of the Year.”

View the full ABC news article here.