12-Year-Old Genius Expands Theory of Relativity

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  1. obeygiant, Mar 31, 2011
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    obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Can't wait to see what he comes up with.

    Some video. Different take on multiplication
     
  2. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    I watched some videos on this kid a few weeks ago. I had absolutely no idea what I was watching :p. I am not savvy with math much less what that kid was talking about. I to am excited to see what this kid can do. I hope nobody rushes him and he goes at his own pace.
     
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    maybe he can help out and make sure ios5 works well and doesn't cripple earlier model iphones and ipads?
     
  5. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Dude wat
     
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    I have no way to judge what he is saying.

    But if he's onto something, then more power to him.
     
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    I think the creation of new theories advancing mankind's understanding of the universe and the applications of those theories used towards the advancement of science and technology. Outweighs some features on a nifty gadget that will be forgotten about in a year or two. When a faster device with even more bells and whistles is released.
     
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    Truth.

    Any MR theoretical physicists want to chime in with their opinion of the kid?
     
  9. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    I'm not a theoretical physicist nor do I play one on TV.:p But like the saying goes, "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not." Unless we can some how confirm or disprove these hypothesis...
     
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    Can he sort out the daylight savings bug on iOS' clock?
     
  11. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    The theory of relativity actually has appliance on "nifty gadgets", since it is an essential part of GPS :)
     
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    Gotta love a guy who's so smart, nobody can prove him wrong yet. :p
     
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    Maybe he can prove that TIME TRAVEL can indeed be a reality.. I sure hope so, as I would love to go back to the 1980s and remain there FOREVER.
     
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    He should play professional baseball.... with his math skills he should be unstoppable....


    or go to Las Vegas and count cards.. ;)
     
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    Correct with the wink, they bounce card counters as soon as they are spotted.

    "They" say it's unfair to the other punters, but Vegas was not built on losses.
     
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    The house always wins, one way or another... unless you are that lucky person in a one in a million draw..

    the movie 21 and Oceans Eleven come to mind... :D
     
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    Ask to be the dealer in Blackjack, and make the other players declare first.

    See how far you get. ;)
     
  18. Tomacorno macrumors regular

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    Expand, yes, disprove, not too likely.

    The title of this thread is reasonable. The first sentence of the story, "Could Einstein's Theory of Relativity be a few mathematical equations away from being disproved?" is a bit nonsensical.

    Unless, he disproves relativity by proving that my gps actually takes me to alternative universe destinations rather than where I think I am going. Because if he proves that my gps does not work then I need to have my arrival at my "destinations" explained. :(

    Let us return to the "Economic Argument."

    http://xkcd.com/808/
     
  19. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Whoa a smart kid that didn't have a tiger mom O_O where's that dude that brags about azn awesomeness when you need him XD
     
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    Oh, I forgot.. Time Travel has already been proven.. Look up Steven Gibbs.
     
  21. Dr Kevorkian94, Apr 6, 2011
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    There is no way that einstines theory of relativity can be disproven, more likely to be expanded. I am no genius but, unless there is some way that he figures out that gravity isnt relative to mass and that there really is 2 opposite pulsing universes composed of matter and antimatter lol then I don't see it happening. He cold probably get the flux capacitor to work first. But seriously he kid is amazing, it's amazing how little the brain the current man uses. I can't wait to see what humanity is capable of. With children like this we will defiantly go far. I can hardly play the piano, I can't even read music, but this child is amazing.
     
  22. danielcox macrumors member

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    I watched the video and while there's no doubt he is smart (probably) the quantum mechanics section was really just basic definitions of quantum numbers and the wavefunction.

    The part about relativity is just nonsensical, there's nothing in his equations that suggests density is related to the speed of light (although the speed of sound is inversely related to the density of the medium - it seems like he would be in favour of an aether theorem), the speed of light is very well defined and tested and there is absolutely no evidence for tachyons (I don't know of any theoretical background to support tachyons either).

    I hope he keeps it up.

    EDIT:
    That is completely inaccurate, there are plenty of ways the theory can be disproven - if that were not so then it would not be a scientific theory. Protip, everything in science can be disproven.
     
  23. EagerBatucada macrumors newbie

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    I'm a PhD student of applied math and while watching him do calculus 2 is impressive (I wish I was at that age) the truth is that this work is trivial for most scientists and engineers. Nearly every day in my past six years has involved mathematics, and I'll tell you. . things get far far more complicated. My guess is that he is no where NEAR making additions to relativity.
     
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    Yes. Spoken like a true scientist.:cool: We had a saying back when I was studying: "Although I'm not always right, I'm never, ever wrong." Science only confirms or disproves. Once something has been proven wrong, science throws it out. As long as it hasn't been proven false, we accept it as true.
     
  25. secondhandloser macrumors member

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    Yeah, pretty much this. He's an absolute boss for his age, but I think it'll be a while before we're hearing anything new from him, if we do.
     

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