Carl Friedrich Gauss or Carl Friedrich Gauss (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and physicist who studied numbers theory, algebra, statistics, mathematical analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy, and optics. significant contribution in the field.
Adragon Eastwood De Mello (born October 5, 1976) graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in computational mathematics in 1988, at age 11. At the time, he was the youngest college graduate in U.S. history (a record since broken by Michael Kearney).
Adhara Maite Pérez Sánchez (Veracruz, August 28, 2011), is an estimate that his second year in charge of the university and has a superior coefficient of Einstein and Stephen Hawking with 162 (IQ).
Ainan Celeste Cawley (born November 23, 1999) is a Singaporean prodigy. Cawley gave his first public lecture at the age of six, and at seven years and one month of age, he had passed the GCSE chemistry and studied chemistry at the tertiary level in Singapore Polytechnic a year later. At the age of 9, he was able to recite pi to 518 decimal places and could remember the periodic table.
Akshay Venkatesh FRS (born 21 November 1981) is an Australian mathematician and a professor (since 15 August 2018) at the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. His research interests are in the fields of counting, equidistribution problems in automorphic forms and number theory, in particular representation theory, locally symmetric spaces, ergodic theory, and algebraic topology.
Alan Harvey Guth born February 27, 1947 is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Guth has researched elementary particle theory (and how particle theory is applicable to the early universe). He is Victor Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Along with Alexei Starobinsky and Andrei Linde, he won the 2014 Kavli Prize “for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation.”
Albert Einstein 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics.
Sir Andrew John Wiles KBE FRS (born 11 April 1953) is an English mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specializing in number theory. He is best known for proving Fermat’s Last Theorem, for which he was awarded the 2016 Abel Prize and the 2017 Copley Medal by the Royal Society.
Benjamin Netanyahu born 21 October 1949 is an Israeli politician who served as the ninth prime minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021. Netanyahu currently serves as Leader of the Opposition and as the chairman of the Likud – National Liberal Movement. He served in office for a total of 15 years, making him the longest-serving Israeli prime minister in history.
Christopher Michael Hirata (born November 30, 1982) is an American cosmologist and astrophysicist. Hirata was 13 years old when he won the gold medal in 1996 at the International Physics Olympiad. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics at Caltech in 2001, at the age of 18 . He received his PhD under the supervision of Uroš Seljak in 2005 from Princeton University in Astrophysics.
Christopher Michael Langan (born March 25, 1952) is an American horse rancher and autodidact who has been reported to score very highly on IQ tests. Langan’s IQ was estimated on ABC’s 20/20 to be between 195 and 210, and in 1999 he was described by some journalists as “the smartest man in America” or “in the world”.
Donald Ervin Knuth born January 10, 1938 is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the 1974 recipient of the ACM Turing Award, informally considered the Nobel Prize of computer science. Knuth has been called the “father of the analysis of algorithms”.
Dylan John Jones OBE (born 1960) is an English journalist and author. He served as editor of the UK version of men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine GQ from 1999 to 2021. He has held senior roles with several other publications, including editor of magazines i-D and Arena, and has contributed weekly columns to newspapers The Independent and The Mail on Sunday. Jones has penned multiple books.
Edith Helen Stern (born 1952) is an American inventor and mathematician and former Vice President for Research and Development at IBM. She holds over 100 US patents and was awarded the ASME Kate Gleason Award. Stern was a child prodigy, who read the Encyclopædia Britannica at the age of 5 and was the youngest ever graduate of Florida Atlantic University at the age of 15.
Edward Witten (born August 26, 1951) is an American mathematical and theoretical physicist. He is currently the Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study. Witten is a researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, supersymmetric quantum field theories, and other areas of mathematical physics.
Ettore Majorana born on 5 August 1906 – possibly dying after 1959 was an Italian theoretical physicist who worked on neutrino masses. On 25 March 1938, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances after purchasing a ticket to travel by ship from Palermo to Naples.
Evangelos Georgios Katsioulis was born in Ioannina , Greece ; and currently lives in Thessaloniki , Greece . Founder of the international organization World Intelligence Network, 2001.
A London teenager has beaten scientific geniuses Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein to be invited to join Mensa with the highest possible IQ score. Fabiola Mann, 15, of Harrow-on-the-Hill, scored 162 on the IQ society’s test – two points more than the scientific greats.
Sir Francis Galton, FRS FRAI 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911, was an English Victorian era polymath: a statistician, sociologist, psychologist, anthropologist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician and a proponent of social Darwinism, eugenics and scientific racism. He was knighted in 1909.
Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642, commonly referred to as Galileo, was an astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa, in modern-day Italy. Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and the “father of modern science”.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, political activist and commentator. From 1984 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for a record 255 months overall for his career.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was a German polymath active as a mathematician, philosopher, scientist, and diplomat. He is a prominent figure in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He wrote works on philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, law, history, and philology.
Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman born 13 June 1966 is a Russian mathematician who is known for his contributions to the fields of geometric analysis, Riemannian geometry, and geometric topology.
Hugo Grotius and in Dutch as Hugo de Groot , was a Dutch humanist, diplomat, lawyer, theologian, jurist, poet and playwright. A teenage intellectual prodigy, he was born in Delft and studied at Leiden University.
Hypatia was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was a prominent thinker of the Neoplatonic school in Alexandria where she taught philosophy and astronomy. Although preceded by Pandrosion, another Alexandrine female mathematician, she is the first female mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded.
Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his time as a “natural philosopher”) widely recognised as one of the greatest mathematicians, physicists, and most influential scientists of all time. He was a key figure in the philosophical revolution known as the Enlightenment.
Ivan Ivec works on measuring IQ in the 120-190 range, using standard deviation 15. He combines statistical methods, which are good for 120-160 range, with probabilistic methods that bring new insight in the 160-190 range.
As a child Jacob was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and specialists thought Jacob would be incapable of speaking and reading, however, he was later discovered to have an IQ higher than Einstein. At 15, the extraordinary teenager is now taking his Master’s Degree in Physics at Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. “In order to succeed, you have to look at it on your own unique perspective” – Jacob Barnett.
James Clerk Maxwell FRSE FRS (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and scientist responsible for the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation describing electricity, magnetism and light as different manifestations of the same phenomenon for the first time.
James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American retired actor and producer. He is known for his work in various film, stage, and television. He started his career in minor roles on and off-Broadway. In 1972, he appeared in The Trial of the Catonsville Nine alongside Sam Waterston and Michael Moriarty on Broadway.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. His works include plays, poetry, literature and aesthetic criticism, and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. He is considered to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.
John Henry Sununu (born July 2, 1939) is an American politician who was the 75th Governor of New Hampshire (1983–1989) and later White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. He is the father of John E. Sununu, the former United States Senator from New Hampshire, and Christopher Sununu, the current governor of New Hampshire.
John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873), also cited as J. S. Mill, was an English philosopher, political economist, Member of Parliament (MP) and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy.
Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster, generally considered the strongest female chess player of all time. In 1991, Polgár achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, at the time the youngest to have done so, breaking the record previously held by former World Champion Bobby Fischer.
Kim Ung-yong was born on March 9, 1962, in Seoul, South Korea. His father was a physics professor and his mother was a medical professor. By the time he was a year old, Kim had learned both the Korean alphabet and 1,000 Chinese characters by studying the Thousand Character Classic, a 6th-century Chinese poem.
Leonhard Euler 15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783 was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, geographer, logician and engineer who founded the studies of graph theory and topology and made pioneering and influential discoveries in many other branches of mathematics such as analytic number theory, complex analysis, and infinitesimal calculus.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. He first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world.
Manahel Thabet The youngest person to receive a financial engineering Ph.D. magna cum laude. In 2012 she came up with a revolutionary 350-page formula to calculate distance in space without the use of light Genius of the year 2013 – Asia, Brain of the year 2015. Freeman of the City of London. President Smart Tips Consultants.
Marie Salomea Skłodowska Curie born Maria Salomea Skłodowska Polish 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934 was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.
Marilyn vos Savant born Marilyn Mach; August 11, 1946 is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright. She was listed as having the highest recorded intelligence quotient (IQ) in the Guinness Book of Records, a competitive category the publication has since retired. Since 1986, she has written “Ask Marilyn”, a Parade magazine Sunday column wherein she solves puzzles and answers questions on various subjects.
He was a graduate student in the Contemporary Improvisation program at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. Like many other Boston-area graduate students, he lived in the nearby city of Somerville. Marnen Laibow-Koser does music (performance, composition, and engraving) and Web development...Read More
Michael Grost is a child of Audrey Grost. In her book “Genius in Residence” she recounts the family and school life of her son, Michael Grost from birth to his graduation from Michigan State University at the age of 15 years. She has chronicled the development of Mike with many personal experiences of Mike and the family.
Michael Kevin Kearney (born January 18, 1984) is an American college professor and game show contestant. He is known for setting several world records related to graduating at a young age, as well as teaching college students while still a teenager. Additionally, as a game-show contestant, he has won over one million dollars.
Mislav Predavec is alleged to have an IQ of 192. The Croatian maths professor Mislav Predavec ranked 7th on the list of the 10 most intelligent people in the world. He is the founder and president of the GenerIQ Society, an elite organization of some of the most intelligent people in the world. He is also the owner and director of a trade company.
Nadia Camukova (born 1976 in Moscow, Soviet Union) claims to be a college professor who was determined by the Brain Research Institute in Moscow to have the highest IQ in the world. However, it was proven by several media outlets that this claim is false. She made a contract with Bahçeşehir University based on her claims but her contact was immeditately cancelled once her scam was understood.
Nathan Leopold was born on November 19, 1904, in Chicago, the son of Florence (née Foreman) and Nathan Leopold, a wealthy German-Jewish immigrant family. A child prodigy, he claimed to have spoken his first words at the age of four months.
Neil deGrasse Tyson born October 5, 1958 is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University. From 1991 to 1994, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University.
Nicolaus Copernicus Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; Middle Low German: Niclas Koppernigk, modern: Nikolaus Kopernikus; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543 was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center.
Nikola Tesla 10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.
Ophelia Morgan-Dew, She has received an IQ score of 171, which is higher than the legendary physicists by 11 points. Ophelia has now become the youngest member of Mensa in the U.K. When Ophelia Morgan started speaking her first words when she was just eight months old, after that, she quickly learned numbers, alphabets, and colors. Now, as a 4-year-old.
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, computer programmer, researcher, investor, and philanthropist. He was best known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation with childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.
Philip Emeagwali (born 23 August 1954) is a Nigerian computer scientist. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation.
At 16 years old, Ramarni Wilfred has an IQ higher than Bill Gates and the estimated 160 of Einstein.
Richard G. Rosner (born May 2, 1960) is an American television writer and reality television personality known for his alleged high intelligence test scores and his unusual career. There are alleged reports that he has achieved some of the highest scores ever recorded on IQ tests designed to measure exceptional intelligence.
Rudolf Julius Emanuel Clausius 2 January 1822 – 24 August 1888 was a German physicist and mathematician and is considered one of the central founders of the science of thermodynamics. By his restatement of Sadi Carnot’s principle known as the Carnot cycle, he gave the theory of heat a truer and sounder basis.
Ruth Elke Lawrence-Neimark born 2 August 1971 is a British–Israeli mathematician and an associate professor of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a researcher in knot theory and algebraic topology. Outside academia, she is best known for having been a child prodigy in mathematics.
Saul Aaron Kripke November 13, 1940 is an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. He is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and emeritus professor at Princeton University. Since the 1960s, Kripke has been a central figure in a number of fields related to mathematical logic, modal logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, epistemology, and recursion theory.
Scott Joel Aaronson (born May 21, 1981) is an American theoretical computer scientist and David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary areas of research are quantum computing and computational complexity theory.
Shahriar Sadigh Afshar born 1971 is an Iranian-American physicist and multiple award-winning inventor. He is known for devising and carrying out the Afshar experiment while at the private, Boston-based Institute for Radiation-Induced Mass Studies (IRIMS). The results were presented at a Harvard seminar in March 2004.
Sho Timothy Yano born 1990, Portland, Oregon is an American physician. Yano is a former child prodigy and has an estimated IQ of 200. Yano’s mother, Kyung, is originally from South Korea, while his father, Katsura, is originally from Japan. Yano reportedly was reading by age two, writing by age three, playing classical music on the piano at age four, and composing by age five. He went to the Mirman School as a child.
Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable.
Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who, at the time of his death, was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. Between 1979 and 2009 he was the Lucasian Professor...Read More
Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, psycholinguist, popular science author and public intellectual. He is an advocate of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.
Terence Chi-Shen Tao FAA FRS (born 17 July 1975) is an Australian-American mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he holds the James and Carol Collins chair. His research includes topics in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, geometric combinatorics, probability theory, compressed sensing and analytic number theory.
Thomas Wolsey March 1473 – 29 November 1530 was an English statesman and Catholic bishop. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the king’s almoner. Wolsey ‘s affairs prospered, and by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state. He also held important ecclesiastical appointments.
Thomas Young FRS (13 June 1773 – 10 May 1829) was a British polymath who made notable contributions to the fields of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, language, musical harmony, and Egyptology. He “made a number of original and insightful innovations” in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs (specifically the Rosetta Stone) before Jean-François Champollion eventually expanded on his work.
François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (; also US: ; French: [vɔltɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity—especially the Roman...Read More
William James Sidis April 1, 1898 – July 17, 1944 was an American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical and linguistic skills. He is notable for his 1920 book The Animate and the Inanimate, in which he speculates about the origin of life in the context of thermodynamics.
William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” (or simply...Read More