This is an amazing story about a autistic teenager that actually has a higher than Einstein. When his parents first enrolled Jacob Barnett in school they were told to forget it and that their son would never be able to learn anything in school.
Naturally concerned they took him to a doctor where they were told that he has a disease called Aspergers that he would be able to learn simple tasks such as how to tie his own shoes. However his mom observed that he had memorized every street on the way to and from the doctor.
They discovered that Jacob has a tremendous memory that allowed him to attend university classes after learning the entire high school math curriculum in two weeks.
Now Jacob is a top Master’s student, working towards a PhD in quantum physics. And is now regard as a wonder boy who graciously tutors fellow college classmates after class hours. And his mother Kristine Barnett jokingly notes: “I flunked math. I know this did not come from me.”
Since then Jacob Barnett presented an unforgettable talk called “Forget What You Know” at the 2013 TEDxTeen Talk. And amazingly it has become the third most popular TEDx Talk of all time. Jacob has an IQ of 170 and taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in a single week and amazed university professors as he has tackled some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics.
At all of nine years old—Jacob went to Purdue University worked on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. While at Princeton’s Professor Scott Tremaine said that “The theory that [Jacob] is working on involves several of the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics…Anyone who solves these will be in line for a Nobel Prize.”
Jacob Barnett has a photographic memory and an IQ over 170 – higher than Albert Einstein’s estimated IQ – and there is little doubt in most people’s minds that Jacob Barnett and that he is destined for nothing less than greatness – even if he has trouble tying his own shoes.
An he is a charmer just watch the videos below…they’re great!
Source & Credits: ScienceVibe