Mubasshir Murshed, fondly known as “Mub” by his friends, is a 17-year-old mathematics genius who has been given the rare honour, for someone of his age, of being published in a national academic journal.
His achievement sounds complicated for the uninitiated — he has written an equation that proves “why a parabola is the only shape that has one focal point”.
But the Year 12 student’s work has been called “significant” by the coeditor of the Australian Mathematics Education Journal (AMEJ), Robert Lewis, who published the teenager’s paper.
“Considering his age, it is a significant approach, it’s a unique approach, so it was something we were interested in publishing, especially coming from a Year 12 student,” Dr Lewis said.
More here – ABC News
PS: My guess is that if he kicked a football, held a tennis racquet or swam he would be fawned all over by our childish, sycophantic, jingoistic and above all mindless media.