13-year old with IQ higher than Einstein is also refreshingly modest

"They've achieved so much that I couldn't even dream of achieving," says Ramu

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 8, 2013 8:06PM (EDT)

13 year-old Neha Ramu has earned the highest possible score on the Mensa test, with an IQ of 162 -- outscoring geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

The BBC recently interviewed Ramu about her induction into Mensa and her future plans, but she hasn't let the news get to her head. "Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, they've achieved so much that I couldn't even dream of achieving, so it's not right to compare me to them just cause of my IQ. If I don't put in my effort and make use of my IQ, then there is no point in having it," said Ramu.

"Some people think I study loads and stuff, but I actually don't really, at all. I just relax and do basic stuff."

Ramu, who lives in the U.K., hopes to study neurology at Harvard.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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