Greetings, I am 14 years old and have come to the conclusion that i want a career as a physicist. I am amazed by the universe and i wish to learn all about it. I believe that i am very good at all of the math/science subjects that i have studied so far and really want to really extent myself GREATLY in scientific/mathematical areas. I would class myself as an advanced C++ programmer I greatly enjoy absorbing knowledge I am willing to spend MANY hours on achieving my goal I have 2 'good' friends that i only socialize with at school(yes i know its sad so please dont mention it) so i have no social obligations I only do cross country after school on one day of the week I am in semester two of year 8 and still have not received much homework so i have plenty of time So, how should i begin by pursuit of this goal Any books i can read? Could anyone place down a rough, ordered list of what i might want to study Ex. 1.basic trigonometry, 2.quadratic, 3.more advanced algebraic geometry etc. Thanks Samuel FYI: I live in Australia if that affects anything.