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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Daniel Tammet:For Whom Numbers Are Fun:

The person that I am talking about in this article is the genius who claims to be able to do huge mathematical calculations in his head. How much is 43 raised to the power of 6? It’s just the matter of time before we press the buttons of our calculator to get the answer. But it takes less than a minute for this man to get the answer and that to without using a calculating device. He calculated the result of 13 divided by 97 up to ten decimal places without using a calculator and claims that he can do this to 100 decimal places. The world calls him Daniel Tammet.(Read More)

He speaks nine languages and claims to learn any new language in less than a week’s time. In fact he learnt Icelandic in less than a week to present in television reality show. One of his famous calculations is when he calculated the value of pi (22/7) up to 22,500 decimal places with hundred percent accuracy.
He was first known to the world through a documentary names ‘The Boy With The Incredible Brain’ on 23 May 2005. Born and raised in East London, Tammet was the eldest of nine children. At the age of four he suffered epileptic seizures, which was later cured after medical treatment. At the age of twenty-five, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (aka Developmental Disorder) by Autism Research Centre at the Cambridge University.
Tammet finished his schooling and began looking for job instead of going to the University for higher education. He said he was never comfortable with the idea of going to the University. He eventually ended up being a English teacher. He had a different perception of looking at the world and everything in here. He says, in his mind, each positive integer up to 10,000has its own shape, a unique texture and color and he can feel each of them differently. He says, he can visually see or search for the results of complex mathematical calculations in his brain. He can sense whether a number is a prime or a composite on, calculate the prime factors and perform factorial calculations without actually doing the calculations with conscious mind. He says it come more like a photograph that contains memories of some past event.


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