Shourryya Ray, 16 years old student from Germany, solving a mathematical problem that has puzzled for mathematicians since the days of Isaac Newton, more than 350 years ago.
Ray won research awards and lined up as a genius student after completing two dynamic problems in particle theory. Previously, physicists can only guess the answer by using various computer programs.
Solutions offered by this teenager allow the calculation of the trajectory under the influence of gravity and get the air resistance. In other words, we can calculate the trajectory of a subject of flying. This solution can also predict how objects will be touched and bounced off the barrier. The second question first appeared in the 17th century and 19.
Ray first learned of the issue while visiting the Technical University in Dresden. There, the students get the raw data to evaluate the trajectory of a thrown ball. The methods currently used have not been able to determine the definitive results. Ray was busy in research to find the most appropriate solution.
Ray admitted, curiosity and innocence make him not to believe that the problem can not be solved. “I ask myself, ‘Why it does notÂ work?’” Said Ray told German newspaper Die Welt.
Over the years, Ray enjoyed the “beauty” of mathematics. Four years ago he moved from Calcutta, India, to Dresden, Germany, without mastering a single word in German. Currently, he is prepared to take the exam of his secondary school, two years earlier than their peers.
Ray began to solve many complex problems when he was only six years old. Politely, Ray refused to be called a genius. He even hopes to better the school in various fields, such as sports. Ray was choosing between mathematics or physics as a study program on campus.