Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Originally Wanted to be a Theoretical Physicist

The world’s richest man is currently Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.

Few people know that he was an undergraduate at Princeton with the goal of becoming a theoretical physicist! What made him change his mind? Watch the video below.

Summary: Jeff Bezos was stuck on a Partial Differential Equation (PDE) question for 3 hours. Even while collaborating with his room mate, he could not find the answer. Upon consulting his Sri Lankan genius classmate, “Yosantha”, Yosantha solved the problem almost instantaneously in his mind!

Also check out our previous posts on Partial Differential Equations:

viXra vs arXiv

viXra ( is the cousin of arXiv ( which are electronic archives where researchers can submit their research before being published on a journal.

The difference is that viXra allows anyone to submit their article, whereas arXiv requires an academic affiliation to recommend before submitting. There are pros and cons to viXra, the pros being freedom of submission open to everyone on the world. The cons is that, naturally, there may be more crackpots who submit nonsense.

There are, however, some serious papers on viXra.

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