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  • "Mozart of Math" UCLA Math Star Terence Tao wins $3 million prize

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    Los Angeles UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao, 38, is one of five winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The award provides $3 million to each of the five recipients from a fund established by high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and Russia. A child prodigy, Tao earned his bachelor's degree at age 16 and finished his doctorate at Princeton University at 21....

Actor Ken Jeong talks about his darkest moment in Ken Burns Films' "Cancer Story Wall"

Suzanne Kai

Community actor Ken Jeong learned about his wife Tran's diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer just as he was close to winning a part in The Hangover. Click here to Esquire.com and view Jeong's deeply personal story which was filmedAC - KEN JEONG AND FAMILY as part of Ken Burns Films' "Cancer Story Wall" an accompaniment to this month's three-part PBS documentary series Cancer:The Emperor of All Maladies. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event on PBS presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in partnership with WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C.

Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made.

This “biography” of cancer covers its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence.

The series also features the current status of cancer knowledge and treatment —the dawn of an era in which cancer may become a chronic or curable illness rather than its historic death sentence in some forms.

 

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