Terence Tao (born 17 July 1975, Adelaide), is an Australian mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory. He currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was one of the recipients of the 2006 Fields Medal.
"Write Down What You Have Done" This is essential. It is important to keep notes on the progress you have made, not only to pick up where you left off next time you work on the project, but also to let other people know that you are in fact making progress.