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The future of genius: Watch this space

We examine young Australian Ivan Zelich, who has rocked the world of mathematics

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DECODING GENIUS:

Episode one DECODING GENIUS: Spotting Genius: The Genius – Born or Bred?
Episode two DECODING GENIUS: Getting the ‘lightbulb’ to turn on
Episode three DECODING GENIUS: The turning point: Rising to the challenge
Episode four DECODING GENIUS: The 99%: Genius + hard work = extraordinary results
Episode five DECODING GENIUS: The magic of genius: What science can’t explain
Episode six DECODING GENIUS: The future of genius: Watch this space

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About the Decoding Genius Podcast

What exactly is a Genius? Are they born that way or can you become a genius?

The world is now so interconnected that a single genius, whether a young Aussie creating mind-controlled machines or a ten year old building a high tech microbiology lab in her basement in Canada, can dramatically and instantly affect the way we live.
So who are these exceptional people, and how did they become geniuses?

We travelled the world to talk to some of the most interesting young geniuses who are solving puzzles with their exceptional minds and trying to change the world; identifying them with this description, laid out a century ago by Thomas Edison, one of the world’s greatest inventors: “Genius,” he said, “is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration.”

We also deconstruct the paths that led them to greatness and made them stand out among their peers, whether it's a single 'lightbulb' moment, a complicated mix of natural talent, inspiration, or years of ‘perspiration’ that allowed their genius TO come alive.
We’ll also spend time with world leading experts, trying to unlock the secrets of high intelligence.

Genius: is it inspiration, perspiration, luck, or a complicated mix?
That’s the formula we will put to the test as we travel the world… Decoding Genius.