What is Stephen King's IQ
The genius of the century dies at the age of 76 | What IQ had
He was one of the greatest scientists of all time. Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday morning.
Hawking had the muscle and nerve disease ALS, and he was diagnosed as a physics student. Nevertheless, he made it into the world's science elite. But how smart was Hawking really?
Stephen Hawking had an IQ of 160. Like Albert Einstein.
For example, when Hawking began to study black holes, there were no observational data at all on these collapsed star corpses. From theory alone, the brilliant thinker concluded that black holes are not a one-way street at all.
As a doctoral student in 1965, Hawking and the Briton Roger Penrose also provided important mathematical evidence for the Big Bang theory.
In 1979 he became a professor of mathematics in Cambridge, where he held the renowned Lucasian chair for over 30 years - and thus succeeded Isaac Newton.
Who has the greatest IQ?
In 2014, the website akpraise.com compiled a list of the ten most intelligent people in the world - based on their intelligence quotient.
The most intelligent person with an IQ of 230 is Terence Tao. At the age of two he was already able to solve complex problems, by the age of nine he took math courses at university level and when he was 13 he won the gold medal of the International Math Olympiad.
At the age of 20 he did his doctorate at Princeton, four years later he became a mathematics professor at the University of California (UCLA) and finally took over the management of the mathematics department there.
How is IQ measured?
The average intelligence quotient (IQ) of an adult is 100. “Gifted” people are around 130. A genius is someone who has an IQ of more than 140.
Researchers define intelligence according to a person's understanding of a field and then develop tasks with the help of which intelligence can be determined. Strictly speaking, each IQ test measures a different type of intelligence.
So IQ tests will only ever be able to estimate part of what we understand by intelligence in everyday life, and even that they will only approximate.
Many European IQ tests offer tables to convert the number of points achieved into the commonly used IQ scale with a mean value of 100 - a standardized table does not yet exist. In this respect, this IQ hit parade is only one possible example:
|Example of an IQ scale|
|IQ below 20||severe mental retardation|
|IQ below 62||extremely low intelligence|
|IQ 63 to 78||very low intelligence|
|IQ 79 to 90||low intelligence|
|IQ 91 to 109||average, normal intelligence|
|IQ 110 to 117||high intelligence (requirement for high school)|
|IQ 118 to 126||very high intelligence (requirement for a degree)|
|IQ from 127||extremely high intelligence|
|IQ 130||Genius threshold|
|IQ at 140||Less than 0.5% of the population have an IQ higher than 140.|
|IQ from 155||brilliant (population below 0.1%)|
|IQ 228||IQ of the American newspaper columnist Marilyn vos Savant (born 1946). This value is in the Guinness Book of Records.|
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