Modest Shouryya Ray began solving complicated equations as a six year old but says he’s no genius, reports Daily Mail.
Shouryya Ray has been hailed as a genius after working out the problems set by Sir Isaac Newton.
The solved problems include two fundamental particle dynamics theories which physicists have previously been able to calculate only by using powerful computers.
His solutions mean that scientists can now calculate the flight path of a thrown ball and then predict how it will hit and bounce off a wall.
The genius boy came across the problems during a visit to Dresden University with his school where professors claimed they were uncrackable.
‘I just asked myself, ‘Why not?’,’ explained Shouryya.
‘I think it was just schoolboy naivety. I didn’t believe there couldn’t be a solution,’ he added.
Longing to become a better football player Ray says he has enjoyed what he calls ‘intrinsic beauty’ of maths.
Modestly Shouryya has pointed out he was weak points as a mathematician, and says he is not as competent in sport.