Devoted to the Nth Degree
To say Yitang “Tom” Zhang is a math whiz might be the understatement of the century. His 2014 breakthrough on the twin prime conjecture caught the attention of number theorists worldwide as well as the MacArthur Foundation, which bestowed on Zhang a “genius” grant. The award brought Zhang, who has spent 15 years at the head of UNH math classrooms, into the international spotlight. This past fall, UNH recognized Zhang with an award of its own — the 2014 Excellence in Research award.