Forget what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen

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    Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI. After being diagnosed with autism since the age of two and placed in his school's special ed. program, Jacob's teachers and doctors were astonished to learn he was able to teach calculus to college students.
    At age nine, while playing with shapes, Jacob built a series of mathematical models that expanded Einstein's field of relativity. A professor at Princeton reviewed his work and confirmed that it was groundbreaking and could someday result in a Nobel Prize. At age 10, Jacob was formally accepted to the University as a full-time college student and went straight into a paid research position in the field of condensed matter physics. For his original work in this field, Jacob set a record, becoming the world's youngest astrophysics researcher. His paper was subsequently accepted for publication by Physical Review A, a scientific journal shared on sites such as NASA, the Smithsonian, and Harvard's webpage. Jacob's work aims to help improve the way light travels in technology.
    Jacob is also CEO and founder of Wheel LLC, a business he started in his mom's garage, and is in the process of writing a book to help end "math phobia" in his generation.
    Jacob's favorite pastime is playing basketball with the kids at his charity, Jacob's Place. It is a place where kids with autism are inspired every day to be their true authentic selves...just like Jacob.
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Комментарии • 16 368

  • Gerard Glancy
    Gerard Glancy День назад

    Fantastic lad.

  • workout till collapse
    workout till collapse 2 дня назад

    resemble like batman joker

  • Rosanna Desole
    Rosanna Desole 3 дня назад

    A cute little great genius. He described in a fantastic way that thinking helps create. It will certainly be a great mathematical physicist who will leave a mark in history. Many congratulations for his tenacity!👏👏👏👏❣️

  • Paulo Martinez
    Paulo Martinez 3 дня назад

    incrível, simplesmente incrível.

  • huiyuforever
    huiyuforever 5 дней назад +1

    但是他毕竟还是too young,他这一套,只是对聪明人才行的,一般人或者笨人如果不学习瞎琢磨,极大概率就是瞎J8想,那些垃圾民科就是这么来的。

  • Lenuta Erdem
    Lenuta Erdem 5 дней назад

    he is autistic people stop he is very very smart i am autistic we are smart people in a different way of the normal people

  • The Prisoner
    The Prisoner 10 дней назад

    That boi was dipped in gatorade...

  • Shaheer Mudassar
    Shaheer Mudassar 11 дней назад

    Pure genius

  • Ali pranks
    Ali pranks 15 дней назад

    Kid is confused.good effort keep it up.

  • Fe Simco
    Fe Simco 23 дня назад


  • Sonia Arboleda
    Sonia Arboleda 23 дня назад

    Learn, think, create.

  • Jessica A.
    Jessica A. 25 дней назад

    If I was this kid's parent, I'd be incredibly emotional and ridiculously proud of this kid. The courage it takes to stand there at his age and speak in front of a bunch of pretentious academics who already think they know everything is mindblowing.

  • Jonathan Reid
    Jonathan Reid 26 дней назад

    I respect and adore him after 3 minutes :)

  • Douglas Sirk
    Douglas Sirk 26 дней назад


  • süleyman özdemir
    süleyman özdemir 28 дней назад


  • Lukas Negumbo
    Lukas Negumbo 29 дней назад

    I'm not impressed, I'm confused. He is my friend we use to sit together in math class 😁 now she is on phone. Send tons of your intelligence

  • DangerGaming
    DangerGaming Месяц назад

    Has anyone else ever realized that some of the greatest scientists were "sick" or had an "illness", I find that interesting.

  • watchthe1369
    watchthe1369 Месяц назад +1

    No- Don't forget what you know, but be ready to move on when the provable facts tell you to.

  • Hendrik Franken
    Hendrik Franken Месяц назад

    disliked when he started about xbox

  • Andreja Calibri
    Andreja Calibri Месяц назад

    He's talking about not just memorizing and repeating information, but beginning to actually think. Asking questions, watching, listening, trying to find different perspectives and ideas. This is how you truly learn and what makes us different from robots and computers who still can mostly just store information and act according to orders and algorithms.

  • Tahmeed Mazumder
    Tahmeed Mazumder Месяц назад

    Awsome kid. i like him. i will be him, provided a few years older.

  • Alex
    Alex Месяц назад

    Someone watching this video could take too much of the fact that to be creative you have to be a genius like Jacob, but I believe that in reality this video teaches us not to be too rigid with ourselves and that if we want to become smart as Jacob we should start taking life more lightly, and begin to listen to our intuition, source of infinite creativity!

  • AmelMande
    AmelMande Месяц назад

    Anlıyorum kardeşim herşeye rağmen başarılısın güzel şeyler anlattın ama sen niye böyle egoist oldun 😂

  • Himesh Arora
    Himesh Arora Месяц назад

    I have no intentions to test u bt I have a quest intigrate (1-x)^1/5 dx plzz n I m 14 yrs old

  • Gualter gutierrez
    Gualter gutierrez Месяц назад

    i will not think in my own creative way just because he says it, oops!

  • ozi ozi
    ozi ozi Месяц назад

    Sheldon Cooper jr

  • 先輩一人称
    先輩一人称 Месяц назад


  • alper çadıroğlu
    alper çadıroğlu Месяц назад

    %100 energy of life.

  • tian A
    tian A Месяц назад +1

    cool little guy

  • sanal memati
    sanal memati Месяц назад

    Önce bi ayakkabı al kendine mk

  • Iliyan Trayanov
    Iliyan Trayanov Месяц назад


  • Aleyna Kaya
    Aleyna Kaya Месяц назад

    Bende topluluk önünde çok hareketliyim. Elimde değil birilerinin beni izliyor olabileceği fikri bile beni heyecanlandırmaya yetiyor xD Yalnız bu çocukla aramızda bir fark var; ben 20 yaşındayım ve hala hiperaktifim :D

  • wercest beautiful
    wercest beautiful Месяц назад

    Velete bak amk ashdjdhejdhdh

  • Tanisha Bradley
    Tanisha Bradley Месяц назад

    Go change the world kid. Keep it up.🙂

  • zera melek
    zera melek Месяц назад

    Kral yaa

  • David Janssen, Jr.
    David Janssen, Jr. Месяц назад +1

    Imagine being a teenager and you are the smartest person in every room you walk into...

  • Josiah Tejeros
    Josiah Tejeros Месяц назад

    Seems like lawrence krauss. .

  • Josiah Tejeros
    Josiah Tejeros Месяц назад

    Is he heading for nobel prize?

  • Müge Keskin
    Müge Keskin Месяц назад

    His so good

  • Ao Oni
    Ao Oni Месяц назад

    Parece que crianças quando tem atraso no desenvolver da fala preconcebem uma desenvoltura maior em outras áreas, ele é semelhante a einstein

  • dev
    dev Месяц назад

    Wybie, is that you??

  • azzrine azizdin
    azzrine azizdin Месяц назад

    hes so cute

  • Selma Şimşek
    Selma Şimşek Месяц назад

    Jacob bende Türkiyede lise sonu okuyorum.Bana gelecek 24 saat içinde düşünmemi istedin.O kadar yoğunum ki 24 saat düşünemem.Sadece öğrenmem gerek üniversiteyi kazanmam için.Şuan 15 yaşındayım.Çok şey düşünmek istiyorum ama sistem ve geleceğim beni düşünmeye degil öğrenmeye sevk ediyor 6 ay bile kalmadı üniversite sınavıma.Hatta şöyle söyleyeyim.Senin videonu 2 gün önce görmüştüm vaov bildiğiniz tüm bilgileri unuttun .Mükkemel duruyordu.Çok dikkatimi çekmişti.İzledim ve etkilendim .Sistem beni trigonometriyi öğrenmemi istiyor senin videondan önce trigometriyi öğreniyordum ve malesef senin video dan sonrada bunu yapmak zorundayım.Malesef...

  • kirito amantai
    kirito amantai Месяц назад

    His acting was humorous but it was useful information

  • Fried Potatoes
    Fried Potatoes Месяц назад

    to be honest i think he is handsome

  • ケチャップソーセージ
    ケチャップソーセージ Месяц назад

    I think this is exactly genius.

  • only playerYT
    only playerYT Месяц назад

    In my country we can't skip years 😭

  • Caos
    Caos Месяц назад

    You let me speechless, boy

  • nwahs bocaj
    nwahs bocaj Месяц назад

    He's a better professor than most.

  • OBO- Emircan
    OBO- Emircan Месяц назад

    Kardeşim tebrikler çok zeki birine benziyorsun. Come to Turkey. i am at Boğaziçi University

  • Anamika Saiba
    Anamika Saiba Месяц назад

    I feel so useless 😅😅.. I want him as my maths professor plzz 😭😓

  • Metin Erol
    Metin Erol Месяц назад

    Thats why I'm jealous who have autism

  • Bli Forvist
    Bli Forvist Месяц назад

    my horizzon openeddd mhhhh

  • Stanislav Kotzev
    Stanislav Kotzev Месяц назад +1

    Forget what you know. What about we who know nothing ? Racism and feminism at its max :C

  • the tıpçı
    the tıpçı 2 месяца назад

    Şimdi ki durumu ne acaba merak ettim

  • Alex M
    Alex M 2 месяца назад

    I don't remember this scene from terminator 2.

  • Nefeli Lazaridi
    Nefeli Lazaridi 2 месяца назад

    I love how excited he gets with circles 😂❤️

  • Mustafa Muhssen
    Mustafa Muhssen 2 месяца назад

    I bet he has seen Rick And Morty more than ten times

  • Scientist Alif Froomey
    Scientist Alif Froomey 2 месяца назад

    His voice cracks at 8:19 .

  • Nops SSS
    Nops SSS 2 месяца назад

    Mom, can I stop learning!

  • Mike Morrison
    Mike Morrison 2 месяца назад

    Well now, this kid is quite rambunctious. Lol.

  • Mehmet Yapar
    Mehmet Yapar 2 месяца назад

    Mal aq

  • - crymingi -
    - crymingi - 2 месяца назад

    i think im in love with him for realJQBDKSNZK

  • juliana santos
    juliana santos 2 месяца назад

    Brasil 2018

  • Robert Lets
    Robert Lets 2 месяца назад

    He sounds like a male JoJo Siwa

  • Devyn Ryan
    Devyn Ryan 2 месяца назад

    Well that was amazing.

  • Shehed Anıs
    Shehed Anıs 2 месяца назад


  • Dan Jakeway
    Dan Jakeway 2 месяца назад

    Jacob, I know you are not happy. We old duffers have failed you. God loves you. Pray to him. Jehova is pronounced yeh-houw-vaw in Hebrew. His name means love. God is love, he is righting all wrongs.

  • Abby C
    Abby C 2 месяца назад

    He is a really good speaker for his age
    He is super giddy and seems a little adhd but he is really intelligent and funny

  • Blender 3D
    Blender 3D 2 месяца назад

    Briniz şu cocugu psikologa felan gotursun...

  • Zéryam Zerda
    Zéryam Zerda 2 месяца назад

    Öğrenmeyi bıraktığımız vakit düşünmeye başlayacağız..

  • mango tango
    mango tango 2 месяца назад

    lmao his voice cracks

  • front get
    front get 2 месяца назад

    Deli sikmiş

  • Candy Jones
    Candy Jones 2 месяца назад +5

    I don't think he appears awkward. He appears real. I also do not think he finds his autism as a necessarily painful thing. I am always amazed at the level of ignorance from just a couple of people in this discussion. Those who feel uncomfortable with his jokes and laughter must have a poor self-esteem .

  • vegan girl
    vegan girl 2 месяца назад

    This kid has ADHD

  • John Smith
    John Smith 2 месяца назад

    I don't care if his iq is higher than liebniz. His sociomoral faculties are on par with a banana. I would prefer a new generation of humans with a trace of masculinity and backbone. If the future of geniuses looks like this, it's only a matter of time before the next global war as they get put to work at mit for the real men in government.

  • Papaz Ali
    Papaz Ali 2 месяца назад

    Ne içirdiniz lan bu çocuğa?

  • Rumeysa Özaltın
    Rumeysa Özaltın 2 месяца назад

    Omg he is amazing kid!

  • Anonim
    Anonim 2 месяца назад

    Cant believe this kid is 20 now

  • Alex Williamson
    Alex Williamson 2 месяца назад

    Don’t worry, the smartest man in the world is actually a juggler.

  • Joel Tan
    Joel Tan 2 месяца назад

    Girl: Do u even want to be with me forever?
    Boy: No
    Girl: Do u even like me?
    Boy: No
    Girl: Would u cry if i walked away?
    Boy: No
    She heard enough and was hurt... She walked away with tears in her eyes
    The boy grabbed her arm
    Boy: Your not're beautiful
    Boy: I don't want to be with u forever...I need to be with u forever
    Boy: I dont like u...I love u
    Boy: I wouldn't cry if u walked away......I would die if u walked away.
    Boy Whispers: Plz stay with me
    Girl: I will...
    *Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they loves u
    *Something good will happen to u at 1-4pm
    *Tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!
    *Get ready for the shock of your life!
    *If u dont post this to 5 other comments... You will have baD luck in relationships for the next 10 years

  • David Gingerich
    David Gingerich 2 месяца назад

    If he laughs one more time than I'll take his hair and shove it down his throat.

  • Orxan kerimov
    Orxan kerimov 2 месяца назад


  • Anka Tümkaya
    Anka Tümkaya 2 месяца назад

    what's the area of perfect circle ¿

  • Sercan Kılınç
    Sercan Kılınç 2 месяца назад

    Very fast

  • Black Reaper
    Black Reaper 2 месяца назад

    Ukala ukala konuşma ananı sikerim

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 2 месяца назад

    He could be clever BUT annyoing ı mean his voice and movements yani diyorum ki sevmedim

  • lorilynn610
    lorilynn610 2 месяца назад

    5.4 K people are just jealous of his brain :)

  • Meta Morph
    Meta Morph 2 месяца назад

    He's like a Teddy Bear when he laughs :D

  • gabrielgamer 1521
    gabrielgamer 1521 2 месяца назад

    this kid is great

  • Supercell Gamer
    Supercell Gamer 3 месяца назад

    That guy is a pro

  • Josh Bacon
    Josh Bacon 3 месяца назад

    It's so weird hearing voice cracks while listening to someone talk about physics. lol

  • -Luckai- Luckaiii
    -Luckai- Luckaiii 3 месяца назад

    fam the letter O is orange

  • natasha drevenchuk
    natasha drevenchuk 3 месяца назад +1

    For an autistic kid, his attitude is inspiring.

  • bananacombat
    bananacombat 3 месяца назад

    A legenda de português (Portugal) tá com uns errinhos
    Tipo mudar φ com π

  • SÜMEYYE koçer
    SÜMEYYE koçer 3 месяца назад

    sen mükemmelsin

  • Paul Morphy
    Paul Morphy 3 месяца назад

    I found this very informative, but it was hard to watch and listen to because of all his giddy episodes and voice cracks

  • G ELGAR.
    G ELGAR. 3 месяца назад

    He's an engaging character, for a 'savant'.
    Most seem to lack even fundamental social skills - this, I think reflects very favourably on his folks, we are all individually, products of the Societies in which we grow.
    I hope the boy is 'coached' in 'keeping his feet on the ground'......

  • Nicholas Mutch
    Nicholas Mutch 3 месяца назад

    At least he has respect for his fellow people, whether young or older. Hopefully he gets to truly enjoy his life as much as he is learning a lot too because for a young male that understands and tries so hard, he deserves the chance to enjoy childhood. I'm proud of him, he understands light years beyond me. I struggled mostly all my school years because math was a mess for my mind. I could not think outside the box and for him there is no "box", it's like he is understanding without limits or very many limits. Thumbs up and keep it up Jacob, excellent. If I could work with him 1 on 1 or at a pace that I could follow, I just wonder what he could teach me.

  • Ronald Toran
    Ronald Toran 3 месяца назад

    anyone else think this speech was terrible?