Ph.D. @ 19

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Jun 10, 2023.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I see he has his "Phinished" shirt. Awesome.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    What happens to those graduates at in early age? Very much you don't hear about them after, such as being famous for being a scientist, engineering, doctor, lawyer, etc.
  4. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Should have read "from*"
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Holy cow! Poor guy can't even have a (legal) drink to celebrate his PhD! Legal drinking age in California is 21. I don't suppose it bothers him --probably hasn't had any time to develop a taste for it in the last few years. (I'm assuming it's permitted to him. His first name is Hindu.)

    Congrats to Dr. Tanishq Abraham. Hope to hear of his continued accomplishments in the future. Stupendous start!

    He's off to a good start. Besides his PhD at 19, he's also founded a medical AI research center dedicated to advancing medical AI technology. It's in teh article. Have another look.
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  6. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Dr. Douglas, get it right. It's Ph.inisheD. :)

    BTW, I totally forgot I had one of those shirts. I must look for it this weekend :D
  7. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Not just Cali, but the entire U.S. He could take a trip to Jamaica, where it's 18 ;)
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Chris. You're absolutely right. Passed by Congress long ago and I didn't know. In my youth, it was 18 in New York State, 21 here in Ontario, Canada. We spent lots of night-time over the border.... "Remember, coming home, the (Niagara) River is on your RIGHT!" :)

    Nowadays it's 19 here in Ontario and 21 in New York State (and every other US State). Dr. Tanishq Abraham is welcome for a drink here, anytime. I'll buy. :) If he goes to Jamaica, you (Chris) can nip home and buy him a Red Stripe. :) (They sell it here, too.)
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  9. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I think that's to be expected. Most child prodigies don't maintain the same rate of advancement forever, so their peers eventually catch up. This leaves them very bright, but not necessarily geniuses who can expect to become famous for discoveries. There are some still doing very good work, such as Professor Erik Demaine:
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Life has so many rivulets and currents. Why does a Heisman Trophy winner fail to make a dent in the NFL? How does an actor become an "overnight" sensation after 20 years of grinding in anonymity? How does a kid who didn't get past the 8th grade go on to earn a doctorate (or two)? Ya never know.
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    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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  14. StevenKing

    StevenKing Active Member

    While I plan to undertake doctoral studies myself and I am not denigrating this accomplishment in any way, this portion of the article about him jumped out to me:

    ...Abraham attended community college classes at just 7 years old and graduated high school at 10.​

    I taught both middle and high school for five years. While by no means an educational expert, I have difficulty believing that this student attended a traditional classroom and prevailed in community college classes at seven years old.
    There's a story within the story, maybe he'll write a book: From the Playground to PhD.
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