Monday, January 31, 2011

U is for Ung-Yong Kim

This one is taken from a photo of Ung-Yong solving a differential equation on Japanese television age SEVEN.  He is believed to have the highest IQ of any person alive (210.)

"He began speaking at 4 months, could converse fluently by 6 months, and was able to read Japanese, Korean, German and English by his second birthday. At the age of 4 he solved a calculus problem on Japanese television.

Kim was a guest student of physics at Hanyang University auditing courses from the age of 4 until he was 7. In 1970, at the age of 8, he was invited to the USA by NASA.  He finished his university studies, eventually getting a Ph.D. in physics at Colorado State University In 1974 (age TWELVE,) during his university studies, he began his research work at NASA and continued this work until his return to Korea in 1978."

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting man.

    And brilliant artwork, Rebecca. Just brilliant.