Top 10 Youngest Geniuses Who Graduate College
In today’s world, some people can’t keep up with the new discoveries and inventions, so being jaw-droppingly intelligent with high IQ level is a God-gifted quality. Some people work on their knowledge and culture hen they grow up and realize their essentiality. However, it is unbelievable that there are individuals who discover their huge capability to absorb knowledge and culture that they earn degrees wile they peers are in middle school.
1 Karl Witte [age: 13]
Johann Heinrich Friedrich Karl Witte was born in 1800 in Lochau in Germany. His father pastor Karl Heinrich Gottfried Witte took on an extraordinary system in teaching Karl. By 1809, which means when he reached the age of nine, Karl had been fluently speaking five languages: German, French, Italian, Latin, and Greek. Moreover, by the age of 23, he was against all the odds and held a position as a doctor of philosophy at the University of Giessen in Germany, on April 10, 1814. Consequently, Karl Witte had his name as the world’s youngest doctorate in the most prestigious record book, The Guinness Book of World Records. Surprisingly, Witte’s record as the youngest professor is unbreakable as, after these years, it is still valid. Furthermore, Witte’s father wrote a book; The Education of Karl Witte: Or, The Training of the Child., explaining how he shaped his son’s high mental capacity that contained knowledge, science, languages and arts. The book was received in Germany for a short term. However, it was celebrated in China as the Chinese found it is the optimum way to follow, in order to raise and teach the younger generations.
2 Kim Ung-Yong [age: 15]
Have you imagined yourself a colleague to a three-year-old college student who had spoken by the age of six months and had solved Physics equations by the age of three? He also had been able to read Korean, Japanese, English and German by the age of four. Yes, believe it! Kim Ung-Yong, a child prodigy, who was received by the World has the most intelligent child, scoring 210 IQ points. Surely, Kim’s life as a kid and teenager was extremely extraordinary as he was assigned to do research for NASA when he was eight and earned his PhD, at the age of fifteen, from Colorado State University. Here, people may think that being a child prodigy can bring you fame and shower you with millions. However, Kim quits everything and goes back to Korea, facing fierce criticism and a roar of disapproval, being called ‘wasted genius’. Learnt the core of wisdom the hard way, Kim answers, “I am trying to tell people that I am happy the way I am. But why do people have to call my happiness a failure?”. Kim, now 52, works as a civil engineer and as a professor who teaches students at the Shinhan University.
3 Balamurali Ambati [age: 17]
Becoming the world’s youngest doctor Balamurali Ambati, graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City at the age of 17, in 1995. Ambati was solving calculus equations when he was a four-year-old toddler and wrote a research book on AIDS at the age of 11. Moreover, he finished his medical studies at New York University when he was a thirteen-year-old teenager. Surprisingly, the Indian-American ophthalmologist has scored a Guinness record as the world’s youngest doctor and he still holds it. When most of the doctors ended their training term by their mid-thirties, Ambati had managed to finish his training by the age of twenty-four. Having finished his training early gave him the opportunity to observe life experiences throughly. Satisfied with his life and career, Ambati says “You see all kinds of diseases, you do exquisite surgery, you see patients of all ages – in what other fields could I be a transplant surgeon, a prosthetic surgeon, an emergency surgeon, do international and overseas work? I conduct wonderful research as well. It’s really a very nice combination”.
4 Michael Kearney [age: 10]
Who says that having a disability would hinder us from pursuing our dreams? Michael Kearney was diagnosed Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Kearney excelled in the John Hopkins diagnostic for maths test, without studying or preparation. Because of his abilities with numbers, he finished high school at the age of six.
At the very same age, Kearney enrolled on geology course at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Graduated from college at the age of eight, Kearney was announced the world’s youngest university graduate. Kearney managed to earn his Master’s in biochemistry and later he was assigned to teach classes at Vanderbilt University. At the same time, he was working on a second MA in computer science.
5 Ruth Lawrence [age: 17]
Graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in the world Oxford University, Ruth Lawrence was thirteen when she earned a bachelor degree in Mathematics. In the following year, she majored in a second field, but this time in Physics. After the two bachelor degrees, Lawrence earned a PhD in Mathematics in 1989, at the tender age of 17. Lawrence moved to Israel to hold a position as a professor at the Hebrew University. Before moving to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Lawrence spent considerable time at Harvard University and gained academic experience as an associate professor at the University of Michigan. Despite the fact that Lawrence enjoyed a reputation as a child prodigy, she was not satisfied with the path her life passed through and she promised that she will never put her child’s life in such rigid mould.
“I very much appreciate the effort my father put in. I am enormously grateful for what he did for me. I can see now that being a parent is very difficult,” Lawrence says.
6 Norbert Wiener [age: 17]
At the tender age of 14 years old, Norbert Wiener majored in Mathematics and graduated, in 1999, from Tufts College (now Tufts University). After graduation and earning the bachelor degree in Mathematics, Wiener took a break from Mathematics and turned his head to philosophy and zoology. When he was 17, in 1912, he received PhD in Mathematical Logic from Harvard University. Norbert Wiener experienced various careers and occupations as he worked as a journalist for a short term. Moreover, during the second World War, he worked in the field of the automation of anti-aircraft guns. Anyway, he was celebrated for his work in cybernetics.
Wiener was quite satisfied with his career and life: “To live effectively is to live with adequate information. Thus, communication and control belong to the essence of man’s inner life, even as they belong to his life in society,” Wiener says.
7 Sho Yano [age: 18]
Scoring a noticeably high IQ, stood at 200 IQ points, Sho Yano’s intelligence facilitated the entrance into the Loyola University Chicago when he was only eight years old. Moreover, Yano enrolled on writing, biology, math and chemistry courses at Loyola University Chicago. Then, he had graduated and enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago to receive MD and PhD in the field of molecular genetics and cell biology, finishing it at the age of eighteen.
In Yano’s mother’s words, “Some people really think I’m [a] really a pushy mum to prove that my son is a gifted one. But that’s not the issue. Because… if your child is going so fast and doing so well enjoying his life, you cannot just let him stop.” When he reached the age of 12, he had the nickname of “real-life Doogie Howser.” Finally, Yano announces to CBS in 2009 “I have a goal.” “And I think the worst thing to do in life is fall short.”
8 Colin Carlson [age: 11]
Colin Carlson was a bright child from the get-go, reading books on his own at age 2 and already taking college level classes at UConn when he was a mere 9 years old. He officially enrolled at the university at age 11, after graduating from Stanford University Online High School. Today, Carlson is 13 years old and still working towards his degree at UConn, pursuing a degree in Biology with a focus on natural ecosystems. You may have heard of Colin through recent news items, as he is suing the university for not allowing him to take a course which requires fieldwork in South Africa (his mother would accompany him) — a clear case of age discrimination, he claims.
9 Juliet Beni [age: 15]
Juliet Beni graduated from college when she was a 15-year-old teenager. In addition, she earned her PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), when she reached the age of 19, becoming the youngest student, to put her name in the world of academia at such young age, in UCR history.
Linda Scott, a member of the university’s graduate division for the past three decades, describing Juliet Beni, “In my experience, we have had no one who even approaches that age.” Beni has always held an ambition of becoming a reputable doctor. Her advisor Robin DiMatteo, describing her, “I have never once seen her get discouraged or fail to try to achieve a goal.”
10 Alia Sabur [age: 14]
Reading when she was only 8 months old, Alia Sabur proved that she is a genius by nature. Like kids her age, Sabur started with junior school; however, she alerted her students to the fact that she possesses a huge capacity for knowledge and intellect. So her teacher encouraged her parents to enrol her at Stony Brook University to earn a degree, which happened later as she moved from grade for to university when she was just 10 years old.
She graduated. holding a BS in applied mathematics, then she decided to head to Drexel, where she could pursue her PhD studies in materials science engineering. Unsurprisingly, Sabur wrote her name the Guinness record book for being the youngest university professor, working at the faculty at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea at the age of 18. Sabur has been proven as hard-working and subtle researcher n her field as well as she was awarded from NASA, the Department of Defense, GAANN and the NSF. Not only is she a standout professor but also is a musician who has performed at Julliard.
It is comforting to know that the world has people that know how to use their brains, and most importantly, to use their brains for humanity’s good. These are all inspirational stoires, so create your own. These figure amy have their own special talent with which they earn high degrees and work with international organizations and foundations, but you have your own talent, even if it is deffernt from theirs.