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  1. Jun 26, 2011 #1
    I'm 14 years old and in the highest mathematics class in year 9 and one of the top 10 students (in mathematics), studying at ANU (Australian National University) every Friday (I was invited to go since I had good marks).

    We don't learn physics yet, but we will next term. I've been studying physics now as a hobby for around 12 months now, being taught through Khan Academy and Stephen Hawking books (I find him hard to understand sometimes, might be his way of explaining or I'm not that deep in physics just yet).

    I want to go to College, study Double Specialist Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English, and do my every-Friday studying at ANU (Australian National University). I will be studying for at least two hours every day (not during school-time) at the library for mathematics, and around 2 more hours on physics and chemistry, English will be my least important, but I will try and go well in the subject.

    I want to then go to ANU as a under grad for a bachelors in Physics, then go off to Cambridge as a post grad for a Masters and PhD in physics.

    Soon work where ever as an Astrophysicist (maybe theoretical but I'm not high in IQ),
    so I'm just wondering if this is an ideal thing for me to do. I don't want to do anything else, I love studying mathematics and physics, and I can't imagine doing anything else.
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  3. Jun 26, 2011 #2


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    Just keep doing what you're doing, sounds like you're not doing anything unhealthy. The worst thing you can do is study so much and put so much pressure on yourself that you burn out and are left with nothing. Just keep up the good work.

    Also, forget the non-sense about IQs. People who care about IQs are the ones who know nothing about them.
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