Indian-Origin Student Solves Centuries-Old Math Puzzles

The story this blog entry is based on reports that a 16 year old Indian student worked out the answer to a math problem that had not been solved in 350 years.

The reason this article belongs in the Scientists R Stoopid section is that it is an example of how anyone, not just scientists with college degrees, can find an answer to a problem or discover something new.

People who doubt the claims of Happeh Theory because the creator does not have a college degree, should be less doubting after learning that even a 16 year old boy can discover something that is not known by modern science.

The original news article is reprinted below.


A 16-year-old Indian-origin ‘genius’ from Germany has managed to work out puzzles that had baffled the maths wizards for more than 350 years.

Shouryya Ray, of Dresden, has solved two fundamental particle dynamics theories, which physicists have previously been able to calculate only by using powerful computers.

He has been hailed a genius, after working out the problems set by Sir Isaac Newton.

His solutions mean that scientists can now calculate the flight path of a thrown ball, and then predict how it will hit and bounce off a wall, The Daily Mail has reported.

Shouryya came across the problems during a school visit to Dresden University, where professors claimed that they were unsolvable.

“I just asked myself, ‘Why not?’” Shouryya said. “I think it was just schoolboy naivety. I didn’t believe there couldn’t be a solution.”

He began solving complicated equations as a six-year-old, but says he’s no genius. “There are some other things at school I wish I was much better at — football for one.”

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