Autistic teen to win Nobel Prize

Jacob Barnett.
You probably haven’t heard of him yet. You probably will soon; Jacob is well on his way to winning a Nobel Prize.

Jacob has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. He also has an IQ of 170–possibly higher than Einstein’s.

  • When he was 2, doctors told his parent’s he’d likely never talk or read.
  • When he was 8, he started auditing college math courses and scoring at the top of his classes.
  • When he was 10, he became a student of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, with a full scholarship
  • When he was 12, he was a  published physics researcher who may have disproved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

Currently, Jacob (15) is working towards his PhD in quantum physics.

Jacob is proud of his autism and believes that it’s the reason for his success.

He wants to help others see what he sees–the beauty in the numbers–and is doing so by writing a book. He also gave a TED Talk on why you should forget everything you know.

Read this to learn more about Jacob.

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