Hacker News new past comments ask show jobs submit. It doesn’t matter how long it takes one to solve the hard problems. Those who, given a little more opportunity, could have become obviously exceptional. How many people like Lin and Zhang are we missing? This is not compatible with the go-for-broke approach required to solve really hard problems. Also, my advisor did not write me letters of recommendation. Sonthun on Dec 30,

So I guess I was wrong. Let her deal with this issue. That’s a valid point. Would you accept a medal? This is a Chinese name ; the family name is Zhang. How many people like Lin and Zhang are we missing?

Thesia having an advisor recommendation is not a good sign, but it’s hard to argue with published work. A couple thoughts Einstein did much of his important work while employed in the Swiss patent office. He has achieved the impossible with all odds against him.

# Yitang “Tom” Zhang and fame in mathematics | Hacker News

Lin, for instance, was just plain lucky. After graduation, Zhang had a hard time finding an academic position. Those who, given a little more opportunity, could have become obviously exceptional. The classical form of the twin prime conjecture is equivalent to P 2 ; and in fact it has been conjectured that P k holds for all even integers k.

Originally Posted by EVAunit I think it was because of his personality also. Pure mathematicians are awesome.

I can’t endorse the movie “Whiplash” because it is so crass, but it takes an interesting look at what it takes to be truly great. Moh was very unhappy with this and refused to write the job recommendation letter for Zhang. Zhang’s paper was accepted by Annals of Mathematics in early May[6] his first publication since his last paper in Yitzng bound has since been lowered[0] to Some forums can only be seen by registered members.

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## Yitang Zhang

After receiving his master’s degree in mathematics, with recommendations from Professor Ding Shisunthe President of Peking University, and Professor Deng DonggaoChair of the university’s Math Yiatng, [10] Zhang was granted a full scholarship at Purdue University. What do you think of Grigori Perelman, who turned down the Fields Medal? Prior to getting back to academia, he worked for several years as an accountant and a delivery worker for a New York City restaurant. If you count sitting in front of a desk or using a computer, then it was five or six hours a day.

This is a Chinese name ; the family name is Zhang.

Retrieved from ” https: I guess I need a Ph. This guy sounds like a plant.

The New York Times. Intelligence and skill really make a small part of the overall requirement for success. Maybe he himself was very proud of himself. Originally Posted by Coney. Is the most likely application of this result in cryptography?

I don’t think a PhD can get any interview for academic jobs at all without adviser’s reference yutang.

# Yitang Zhang – Wikipedia

Rolf Schock Prize laureates. Retrieved Yitxng 19, I don’t know why this result would have applications in crypto; you could have just assumed the twin prime conjecture to prove your algorithm correct. There’s an interesting 1-hour-long documentary about him: