The boy wonder, Jacob Barnett is a 12-years old mathematics genius and an American child prodigy. Although he is studying in a college, his IQ competes with Einstein’s. Jacob Barnett, just for fun, is working on an expanded version of Einstein’s theory of relativity. So far, the signs of his work are good and the professors of his college are astounded. The little genius, who taught himself algebra, calculus, trigonometry and geometry in a week, is now teaching his college classmates after hours.
By the age of two, this beautiful mind was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and was socially withdrawn. His parents were worried, suspecting that their son is educationally abnormal and started his treatment with Autism, floortime therapy, where kids are allowed to focus on the subjects they like. Jacob Barnett, born in 1998, showed an early interest in astronomy, often confusing the scholars with his advanced astrophysics knowledge when he was just three years old. But his parents realized how special he is when he began to grow up. He would fill the papers with difficult geometrical shapes and calculations, before writing equations on windows. This little genius used to solve 5,000-piece puzzles at the age of three.
During a visit to local planetarium, Jacob Barnett answered the question of a presenter on why the moons of Mars have odd shape. After few questions on the planet’s gravity, the little genius explained correctly why they have that shape. He became bored of attending the public school and upon the advice of psychologist, he was admitted to IUPUI (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis) for advanced math classes. There he learned the entire pre-requisite high school math – geometry, algebra, calculus and trigonometry, and successfully passed the tests. He was enrolled at the college when he was twelve years old. Barnett often tutors graduate and post-graduate students. He is also trying to develop an alternative theory to Big Bang Theory. IUPUI is seeking to move this beautiful mind with an IQ of 170, from a student to a researcher’s position.