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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 06:57 PM

12-year-old 'genius' enters Mexican university

4 August 2018 8:27am

Mexico City: The youngest student ever admitted to Mexico's National Autonomous University wouldn't call himself a "genius."

Carlos Santamaria Diaz, a 12-year-old who will begin classes for an undergraduate degree in biomedical physics on Monday, was dwarfed by the upholstered blue chair he sat in to answer reporters' questions on Friday.

With his feet barely brushing the floor, he laughed out loud and shook his head when a reporter asked if he considered himself a genius.

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The boy from western Guadalajara grew bored with public school at an early age and turned to the web where he taught himself calculus and physics. By the age of nine, he participated in university programs in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and biology.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 06:59 PM

1. 12-year-old.

I don't think a 2-year-old, even a genius, would be sent to college.

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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:17 PM

2. Uh, oh! So glad I saw your post. Had a real double-take before realizing I didn't catch the "1"!

Not too embarrassing!

Yes, a "12" year old works a little better than a "2" year old.


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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:24 PM

3. I was thinking, "Wow, that's impressive, but I wonder if he's potty trained?"

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