Jacob Barnett (1999-)

Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and little genious. He was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. His parents were told that Jacob would likely never speak, learn to read or be independent. Yet, “doctors were, solely, extraordinarily mistaken”. At age 9, he developed a mathematical model expanding Einstein’s relativity theory. A professor at Princeton confirmed the brilliantness of this work and argued that it could even result in a Nobel Prize. Today, Jacob is a 14 years old Master’s student, on this way to start a quantum physic PhD. The teenager tutors other students and has become the world’s youngest astrophysics researcher. His IQ is believed to be higher than that of Albert Einstein’s. Jacob is also the CEO and founder of Wheel LLC, and built a charity, Jacob’s Place, a free program for kids with autism to play sports in a good environment. You should really listen to Jacob Barnett on Tedxteen here!

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