✯ 16 year old Shouryya Ray solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton ✯
A 16-year-old schoolboy in Germany has managed to crack puzzles that baffled the world of maths for more than 350 years. He become the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago.
Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance. His solutions mean that scientists can now calculate the flight path of a thrown ball and then predict how it will hit and bounce off a wall.