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Mathematician who bounded primes was at one point living in his car

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In George Csicsery’s new documentary film "Counting From Infinity," Yitang Zhang, an unknown mathematician who surprised the math community with a major number theory proof in 2013 at the age of 58, discusses his difficulties finding work after earning his Ph.D. at Purdue University. During this initial job-hunting period, Zhang sometimes lived in his car, according to a friend, and at one point began working at another friend’s Subway sandwich restaurant. Read our recent interview with Yitang Zhang:

I would recommend the video. Unfortunately I couldn't embed it. Something to do with flash on my phone. Only 2-3 minutes in length.
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Actually could I request that a moderator move this to the science & technology subforum? Would anyone know whom to summon?

[Moderator note: I moved it. You can always report a post and state your request, using that triangular sign at the bottom, which will bring this to attention of mods responsible for the issue of forum involved.]
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