At age 7, I started school in the 3rd grade...became bored, so my father moved me up to the 4th grade...but had trouble because I could not do math computations.
Though receiving most of my education at home from my father, I started high school at age 9, graduated at age 11, graduated from Tufts College at age 14, and entered graduate work in zoology at Harvard.
At age 18, with a Ph.D. in mathematical logic, I went to Europe to study mathematics under Bertrand Russell, G. H. Hardy, David Hilbert, and Edmund Landau.
During WWII, I worked on predicting the future position of aircraft, so U.S. anti-aircraft guns could fire more accurately.
Though I made many contributions in many areas of mathematics, I am known as the father of "cybernetics," a term I coined in the book Cybernetics: or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948).
Norbert Wiener (1894-1964)