Meet The 14-Year-Old Quantum Physics Whiz Who’s Already Graduating College | TODAY

Meet The 14-Year-Old Quantum Physics Whiz Who’s Already Graduating College | TODAY

August 13, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


>>>WE’RE BACK ON A SATURDAY MORNING WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OUT OF TEXAS.>>A PRODIGY IS GOING TO GRADUATE TODAY WITH A DEGREE IN PHYSICS.>>NBC’S JACOB RASCON SHARES HIS STORY.>>SO WE JUST PLUG THESE IN HERE.>>Reporter: MASTERING QUANTUM PHYSICS IS IMPRESSIVE ON ITS OWN BUT WHAT’S MOST REMARKABLE ABOUT CARSON HUEY OU IS THAT HE’S ONLY 14 AND GRADUATING FROM TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY TODAY. THEIR YOUNGEST GRADUATE EVER.>>I WAS TEN GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SO IT’S REALLY THE ONLY THING THAT I COULD DO. IT’S NOT LIKE I COULD STAY AT HOME FOR EIGHT YEARS JUST DOING NOTHING.>>HIS MOM SAYS SHE REALIZED CARSON WAS PRETTY SPECIAL WHEN HE WAS JUST A TODDLER.>>AROUND AGE THREE HE LOVED MATH AND HE ASKED ME IF HE COULD LEARN CALCULUS AND I THOUGHT –>>SHE HOME SCHOOLED CARSON UNTIL HE WAS FIVE WHEN SHE KNEW HE NEEDED MORE.>>SO SHE TOOK ME TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THEY SAID THAT I WAS WAY TOO ADVANCED. I ENDED UP GOING TO A HIGH SCHOOL. PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL.>>A FIVE-YEAR-OLD IN EIGHTH GRA — GRADE.>>AFTER THAT I GRADUATED AT TEN YEARS OLD.>>THAT TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY DOVE RIGHT INTO PHYSICS WHEN HE WENT TO TCU, ALONG WITH A DOUBLE MINOR IN MATH AND CHINESE.>>THIS PROFESSOR BECAME A MENTOR TO CARSON.>>ONE OF THE MAIN PRINCIPLES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DON’T GIVE HIM PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT, TRY TO REALLY TREAT HIM AS ANY OTHER COLLEGE KID.>>OF COURSE CARSON REALLY ISN’T YOUR AVERAGE COLLEGE KID.>>I STAY PLAY GAMES. I HAVE MY LITTLE BROTHER CANNON, I STILL HAVE FRIENDS MY AGE, I HAVE A PUPPY, I HAVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY HAVE, BUT IT’S JUST ACADEMICALLY DIFFERENT.>>IN THE FALL CARSON WILL RETURN TO TCU FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL AND EVENTUALLY HIS Ph.D.. BUT THIS TIME HE WON’T BE THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY ON CAMPUS. HIS BROTHER CANNON JUST 11 YEARS OLD WILL BE A FRESHMAN.>>WHEN I COME TO TCU I’M GOING TO MAJOR IN ASTRO PHYSICS AND ENGINEERS.>>THE PROUD MOM OF THE TWO YOUNGEST TCU STUDENTS EVER SAYS THERE IS NO MAGIC PARENTING FORMULA, JUST A LOVE OF LEARNING.>>I WAS BLESSED THAT GOD GAVE ME SUCH WONDERFUL LITTLE BOYS AND THEY LOVE TO LEARN.>>FOR “TODAY” JACOB RASCON, NBC NEWS, DALLAS.>>WAY TO GO, CARSON.>>THAT IS IMPRESSIVE. WHAT IS SHE FEEDING THEM? TELL ME THE SECRETS.>>SHE SAYS THERE IS NO MAGIC