An 11-year-old boy has discovered that he has a higher IQ than his heroes Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Aum Amin, a pupil at Europe’s first independent Hindu school Swaminarayan, was tested by Mensa and registered 162. He achieved the highest possible score for someone under 18 and scored two points higher than both Einstein and Hawking.
The year 6 student sat an exam at Birkbeck, University of London, at the beginning of March and found out the astounding result a week later. Now he wants to follow in the footsteps of the renowned Hawking and Einstein, and become a physicist.
On the day Aum was the only child to sit the Mensa Intelligent Quotient (IQ) exams, which are designed to measure mental agility, and he managed to score in the top 1% of the world. He is also a keen cricketer, a celebrated chess virtuoso and researches history in his spare time.
Aum has stated, “I am very happy and feel proud to have achieved such a good score, I am looking forward to join Mensa. I always have put my 100 per cent efforts in the things I do and give my best shot. I keep my focus on the goal I want to achieve”.
His mother, Boskey Amin, who works as a programmer manager for the NHS, has remarked, “We’re really proud of him but he knows we are motivated to keep him grounded, he knows he has a long way to go to follow in the footsteps of his heroes, Einstein and Hawking”.
Aum’s mother also said, “With homework we don’t need to watch over him. He might ask us a question sometimes, but a lot of the time we don’t have a clue what he is working on as it is so advanced”.