Three Croatians have been named on the list of the ’30 Smartest People Alive Today’ compiled by Super Scholar.
Although a difficult list to produce, Super Scholar has used IQ results as its basis for the list, as well as other factors.
The average result on an IQ test is 100, with most people in the world falling in the category between 85-114. Anyone with a result over 140 is considered above average, and anyone with a result above 160 is considered a genius.
The list, which is topped by Stephen Hawking, features brilliantly accomplished academics, former child prodigies, IQ whizzes, super smart young intellectuals, and three Croatians.
23rd Mislav Predavec
50-year-old Croat Mislav Predavec, who is a math professor in Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, is 23rd on the list with a reported IQ of 190.
“Pedavec was born in Zagreb in 1967, and his unique abilities were obvious from a young age. As for his adult achievements, since 2009 Predavec has taught at Zagreb’s Schola Medica Zagrabiensis. In 2002 Predavec founded exclusive IQ society GenerIQ, which forms part of his wider IQ society network.”
18th Ivan Ivec
Ranked 18th on the list is mathematician and IQ test specialist Ivan Ivec, who according to the World Genius Directory, has an IQ of 174. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics, is a member of Croatia’s MENSA and has also worked with fellow Predavec to design IQ tests.
14th Nikola Poljak
According to the World Genius Directory, Croatian researcher and physicist Nikola Poljak has an IQ of 183. Born in 1982, Poljak is at present an assistant research fellow and instructor at the University of Zagreb’s physics department. In addition, he is an assistant research fellow at CERN, working on the collaborative A Large Ion Collider Experiment in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was also an assistant research fellow with the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, involved in the STAR detector experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. In 2010 Poljak received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Zagreb. He has carried out scientific assignments for the Croatian Ministry of Science and the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes, and his current projects include the “exploration of hadronic systems with relativistic probes.”
Check out the list of the 30 Smartest People Alive Today HERE.