After an incident in 2002 left Jason Padgett with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder, he also discovered that his injuries turned him into a mathematical genius.
Jason has developed the ability to ‘visualize complex mathematical objects and physics concepts intuitively’, the incident seeming to have unlocked a part of his brain that shows the world in a mathematical structure.
He sees shapes and angles in everything and sees it as beautiful. He has sketched many detailed depictions of the particles and molecules that make up objects and the atmosphere around us, something only he has the privilege to see.
Article written by D Mulhern