May 23, 2011

Genius at work, debating the Big Bang Theory and has his own Quantum Theory.

Schrodinger?

No?

Jacob Barnett?


Who's he?

...

Jake taught himself algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus in 2 weeks.
He's studying physics at IUPUI.

He's 12.

He can solve pi to 200 digits.



I highly suggest you read the entirety of this article:
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011103200369


Semi-related stuff:
In perspective, what have I been doing these past few years? I have to admit, I think of myself as an intelligent individual with slightly above-average IQ.

I'm still struggling with calculus and trigonometry.

Jacob ate it all up in two weeks.


Semi-related stuff Part II:
In all honesty, I'm a little bit jealous >.>
 I am also amazed at Jacob's incredible achievements, and am definitely looking forward to his future scientific contributions.

9 comments:

  1. I like the show big bang theory :D and i also fed your fish :P

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  2. I biggest concern is over this dark matter and dark energy stuff... I feel like physists are just making it up like they did when they talked about the physical ether outside the earth.

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  3. really interesting stuff , thx for info :)

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  4. Genius kids.. I wonder if they make it past 30.

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  5. schrödinger the crazy austrian

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  6. show of an intelligent individual when you acknowledge someone's great feats, even a 12 year old maths and sciences prodigy, and state that you hope to see some great contributions.
    I feel the same way, but god damn that is incredible haha

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  7. I was having a discussing with an old coworker about this kid and I couldn't help but pick at some of the more obvious flaws in this kid's theories, but he indeed is incredibly intelligent.

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