Average IQ of a physicist/mathematician

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Hi, i was just wondering what is the average iq of a physicist?
Just asking because i am only 12 yo and i really want a career in mathematics/physics.
 

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Don't worry about IQ, it's just a meaningless number. If you want to be a physicist, then go for it.
 
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If you're smart enough to know what physics is at the age of 12, then you're definitely up for it.
 
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Haha, your probably right but its nothing wrong with my iq at all i am a mensa member so i was just wondering:D
 
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Hi, i was just wondering what is the average iq of a physicist?
Just asking because i am only 12 yo and i really want a career in mathematics/physics.

Som shrinks took a IQ test of me and i scored over 170, i was very excited about it but is that enough to get a phd in Theoretical Physics?

IQ alone is irrelevant generally, although correlations certainly exist. An IQ of 170 offers few intellectual impediments to getting a PhD in any field, and many with IQ less than 120 get get one.

But, no test score, no matter how high, is enough to get a Ph.D. in any field. Love of learning, dedication, focus and hard work are other key ingredients.
 
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Haha, your probably right but its nothing wrong with my iq at all i am a mensa member so i was just wondering:D

Mensa? :yuck:

A club for a bunch of people with stuffed shirts.
 
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Haha, your probably right but its nothing wrong with my iq at all i am a mensa member so i was just wondering:D
Isn't it a bit early in the day to be trolling? :wink:
 
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Get a room you guys!!! :smile:
 
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Get a room you guys!!! :smile:
Someone's jealous of me and micro's marital status....
 
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Someone's jealous of me and micro's marital status....
:cry: Don't rub salt into the wound.
 
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Hi, i was just wondering what is the average iq of a physicist?
Just asking because i am only 12 yo and i really want a career in mathematics/physics.

I wouldn't worry about your IQ. It really doesn't mean much when it comes to career success. Keep studying science and math and you'll be prepared to do physics when the time comes!
 
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What do you mean?
I think he means if you're only 12, you don't understand what MENSA is. It's a group of highly opinionated and political people. It's not an organization that is thought of highly by academics, in general.

Also, your IQ will most likely decrease as you get older. The IQ tests for children are not the ones given to adults. So don't get too hung up on a number. There are many studies that show "child genius" starts to drop after age 14 anyway. Many members here exceed your "IQ" results, but you won't hear them talking about it.

What counts is your motivation and desire to learn. Your interests may change as you gain more knowledge and mature. So keep an open mind and follow your instincts.

I finished high school when I was 14, and I can't hold a candle to most people on this forum. Knowing what you don't know is far more important than what you think you know. If only I had access to people like the ones on this forum, my world would have changed.

Take advantage of the incredible opportunity this forum offers to students. Leave any thougts of IQ at the door and enjoy what the amazing people at this forum can offer you.

And don't ask me for help, I have a business degree. :frown:
 
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I finished high school when I was 14...
Why was I never told this?! I think this is reason enough to leave micro for you
 
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Why was I never told this?! I think this is reason enough to leave micro for you
But micro is a math genius, you could never really love me knowing that.
 
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But micro is a math genius, you could never really love me knowing that.
Yeah but he also has like 50 cats and thinks Kate Upton is unattractive.
 
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Yeah but he also has like 50 cats and thinks Kate Upton is unattractive.
LOL, he has 2 cats. Don't know about Kate Upton. :tongue:
 
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LOL, he has 2 cats
2 cats 50 cats what's the difference they're still not as awesome as chacha
 
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2 cats 50 cats what's the difference they're still not as awesome as chacha

2 cats and a LocoChaCha = quite a circus :smile:
 
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The answer is 48 cats, WBN.
:frown: makin fun of my math disabilities I see
 
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The answer is 48 cats, WBN.
*CHOKE* <snork>

AHAHAHA, good one lisab!

But one Chacha is as much trouble as 50 cats.
 
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Haha, your probably right but its nothing wrong with my iq at all i am a mensa member so i was just wondering:D

I take back what I said earlier:

If you're smart enough to know what physics is at the age of 12, then you're definitely up for it.
 
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As per request I am also professing my love for the highly intelligent and high IQ member jorriss.
 
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But one Chacha is as much trouble as 50 cats.

Wow. BAD!!
 
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Wow. BAD!!
I...am...BAD!!! :cry:

But I dote on the little beast.
 
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Someone's jealous of me and micro's marital status....
But things have obviously become boring in the bedroom. Seems both of you are always online here when I happen to log in.
 
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But things have obviously become boring in the bedroom. Seems both of you are always online here when I happen to log in.
Well he's always online period. I'm just omnipresent >.>
 

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