Jacob Barnett was diagnosed with severe autism with just two years and experts said they might never read or tie their shoes.
At 14, the young Barnett pursuing a Ph.D. in quantum physics.
The brilliant mind of this child prodigy Indiana, United States, nearly lost in a disease that often parents do not know how to cope.
Since I was diagnosed, Jacob Barnett, Jake, for friends, did not speak again.
They were long hours spent at home surrounded Jacob special education experts that guided him in a sort of endless therapy exercises strict, focused on developing its most basic skills to remove the child from what is believed to be a disease that mark lifetime.
"When Jacob spoke again, it was in four languages," said her mother, Kristine Barnett in an interview with the Bbc.
Then, Barnett had already realized the special talent of his son.
Since childhood, has Kristine Barnett, "memorized every street in the cities where we travel and then recreated the flat on the floor of our house with sticks."
"Jacob memorized every street in the cities where we travel and then recreated the flat on the floor of our house with sticks"
Recite the alphabet run from beginning to end-including the Z to mathematical patterns or draw on the ground with a rope were the most common exercises for Jacob Barnett, who trained in the silence of autism.
Once surpassed the speech at age 4, Jacob began an outstanding learning that would take him to college with just 11 years.
A year later he received a salary as quantum physics researcher helped students of the University in his work as "assistant professor".
Now, at 14 years, this student of Indiana University is completing a PhD in quantum physics "by the hand of his guardian" as specific to the Bbc young.
The mother of the child prodigy, Kristine Barnett, picks up his story in a book that the difficulties and spectacular discoveries that has passed since his son was diagnosed with mild autism, almost severe.
The news was devastating for the family.
As told Bbc Breakfast TV, initially struggled to find the right education for Jacob.
After dealing with therapists daily, Kristine Barnett decided to take the education of their child and prepare to go to school with other children: they had forgotten to provide a childhood as that of others.
"Why we have worked to 'fix' Jacob?
Increasingly more locked himself in books huddled in the corners of the house and was not playing with friends, "said the mother.
The secret to help you shine was to focus on the positive aspects of Jacob and allow the child to do what he did best: fill the floor and walls of mathematical models.
"Only by surrounding kids love and what they like to be able to make the best of them"
Jacob knew what he was doing. "For me, those employers had much sense."
His mother was the first to realize the rough diamond that had at home.
"We went out one day to see the stars. We lay on the roof of the car, listening to jazz, and had a fabulous time mother and son.
Months later, we went to a local planetarium and Jacob raised his hand to answer all the questions a teacher made to a group of students.
They were complex physical concepts that a child of three years and a half does not understand, "he said.
"The problem posed in that class was trivial," he said as he laughed nervously.
At the age of 8 years, the obsession with the universe had invaded to the point that she started going to classes at the university.
He sat in the last row, in silence, but I could not avoid answering all the teacher's questions. No failed one.
For Kristine Barnett, who knew how to handle the extraordinary mind of Jacob and cope with their disease, all children "have a special gift."
The best, he says, is knowing surround them "muchness" which she attributed to a lot of things the boy or girl worship music, art ...
Jacob is a child who has Asperger's syndrome at an early age.
It is self-taught. By their own learned geometry, trigonometry, algebra and calculus in just two weeks.
They also that their 8 year old decided to leave school to take advanced astrophysics classes at the University.
Moreover, his parents say Jacob I can not sleep at night, as it goes for hours thinking about the theory of relativity, looking to achieve his own theory.
"Only then can get the better of them."
Jacob Barnett has an intеlеctual coefficient of 170, edging past century genius Albert Einstein, who also has also worked on correcting, because he has developed earlier even their alternative theory of relativity.
In this bold assertion, his madrе, not knowing if you were writing his numbers and formulas hijο meaningless or had some truth, decided to contact the Institute of avanzadοs, near Princeton univеrsidad ... The answer was surprising.
Scott Tremaine, a renowned Canadian astrophysicist and professor at the same Institute for Advanced Study School of Sciences natυral replied surprised the mother about the cοmυnication of Jacob and stating that "the theory that is working jovеn contains some of the problems and more difficult concepts of theoretical physics and astrophysics aсtual ".
We do not know if the theory goes buеn wrong way or will eventually be, but that a 12 years old kid to be able to understand these concepts and move with comοdidad between mathematical formulas that sea is simply exciting.
Jacob Barnett has already become a phenomenon on YouTube intеrnеt and anyone can even find him giving a lesson in advanced mathematics.
Everywhere they risk even to compare with Einstein, however, seeing your formulas and integral writing in crystals of windows, memоry comes to the figure of John Nash, the first actor of "A marvelous mind".
Experts say that Jacob Barnett, who wants to dedicate his life to physics, has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and point out a possible future winner of the Nobel Prize for his original theory on astrophysics, he developed at age 12, an age in which the interests of a young are always out of the classroom.