Philip Emeagwali has been listed as amongst the top 10 most intelligent people in the world, having the acclaimed IQ of 190.
Emeagwali, of course, is a renowned and world-acclaimed engineer,
mathematician, computer scientist and geologist who was one of two
winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, a prize from the IEEE, for his
use of a Connection Machine supercomputer to help detect petroleum
has the 9th slot directly below Marilyn vos Savant, 8th with verified
IQ of 190 and directly above 10th placed Garry Kasparov who is alleged
to have an IQ of 190.
The Igbo-born Nigerian is credited for
inventing a formula that allows supercomputers powered by thousands of
processors to perform billions of calculations per second, a discovery
that made international headlines and inspired the reinvention of
The supercomputer comprises of thousands of
networked computers and the Internet also comprises of millions of
networked computers. The supercomputer spawned the Internet.
1970s hypothesis on 64,000 networked computers around the Earth led to
his programming of 64,000 processors inside a big box to perform 3.1
billion calculations per second, a world record in 1989. For the latter
achievement, he won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, which is the “Nobel
prize of supercomputing.”