7 famous soviet geeks
Soviet school was considered one of the best. Here both technicians and the humanities had the opportunity to develop multifacetedly. Soviet geeks became a sensation all over the world.
Relatives familiarly called the great physicist - Daunka. Especially funny because Landau was a prodigy. At the age of 14, he graduated from school and entered simultaneously at two faculties of Baku University - Physics, Mathematics and Physics. At 18, he published his first scientific work, becoming a freelance postgraduate student at the Leningrad Institute of Physics and Technology, and at the age of 21 went to internship with Niels Bohr.
By adulthood, he did not squander his talent. His legacy is extensive, works have become classics, and phrases - aphorisms. Landau called himself the proletarian of mental labor. In 1962, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, which he was given, contrary to the protocol, in the hospital ward, where he ended up after a car accident.
“A pronounced tendency towards natural sciences and an extraordinary memory” of the boy was noted by all the teachers: Alexander mastered the school program for two years in a year.Already at the age of 12, he graduated from school and became a student of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Kiev University. Alexandra and his sister Tatyana were not inferior in abilities - at the age of 13 she entered the department of mechanics and mathematics. Now it is not known how the fate of the outstanding teenager Alexander Dvorak turned out.
Ilya Frolov (the photo shows not Ilya Frolov)
Ilya was the youngest student at Kuibyshev University in 1970. At that time he was 14 years old. Of all the applicants, he was the only one who got excellent in all exams. At the time of admission, he was already familiar with higher mathematics. But soon he was lost among the rest of the students.
The genius of Constantine manifested itself at an early age: he went to school earlier, studied under the accelerated program, and preferred to take exams as an external student. He graduated from school at the age of 12 and entered the Azerbaijan State Medical Institute, which he also graduated in an accelerated manner.
After Konstantin Slavin moved to Moscow, where he was engaged in scientific activities and at the same time worked in the Botkin Hospital. After the collapse of the USSR, he was invited to the United States.Now he heads the Russian-American Medical Association and successfully continues his career in medicine.
Sasha began to paint at the age of three, and in her short life she managed to create more than two thousand paintings. Out of 11 years of her life, six she fought leukemia. “When I grow up big, I will certainly become an artist and will draw from morning to evening. Even at night, ”said Sasha Putrya, being quite small. She painted landscapes, portraits, animals.
“I was literally stunned by one of the very first works of Sasha, which, unfortunately, was not preserved,” recalled the father of a small artist. - Once we read the memories of Pushkin's friends in the lyceum and found out that they called him Sverchka among themselves. It made Sasha laugh, and after fifteen minutes she painted the poet in the guise of a cricket. I was shocked. Such a similarity! This is not taught in any institute ”.
Sasha Putrya passed away in 1989. Her works are still being discussed, and even her personal exhibitions are held.
“There has not been such a talent since Kasparov’s time!” Soviet newspapers wrote about Hat Kamsky. The young chess player became the youngest grandmaster. At that time he was 16 years old.
Since childhood, Gata Kamsky has been ahead of his peers - in two years he has learned to read. In 1989, the chess family moved to America. Career wunderkind went up, until he lost the match with the famous Anatoly Karpov. After that, Gata Kamsky left chess, received a law degree and opened his own firm. He returned to chess only in 2004.
Now Gata Kamsky lives in Russia and oversees a children's chess school.
Savely Kosenko (in the photo on the left)
At the age of two, Savely Kosenko learned to read, at seven he compiled programs on a computer, at 10 he wrote a textbook. At the age of 11, the child prodigy became a first-year student at a Moscow technical college and entered the Guinness Book of Records. He now lives in Canada.
In an interview with various publications, Savely talks about the difficulties that he faced in his childhood: about harassment of classmates and teachers, the absence of friends and other problems.