Shouryya Ray a 16-year-old Indian-origin student from Germany cracked a 350-year old mathematics puzzles on 26 May 2012. The mathematics problems had perplexed mathematicians around the world for more than 350 years. The boy from Dresden also solved two fundamental particle dynamics theories which physicists have previously been able to calculate only by using powerful computers.
His solutions will now help scientists to calculate the flight path of a thrown ball and then predict how it will hit and bounce off a wall. Shouryya had come across the problems during a school trip to Dresden University where professors claimed they were uncrackable.