Ainan Celeste Cawley
Ainan Celeste Cawley
The losers in World War II, are the winners in modern cars.
Ainan is a Singaporean child prodigy that gave his first public lecture at the age of six. When he was seven years old he had passed the GCSE chemistry test and studied chemistry at the tertiary level in Singapore Polytechnic a year later. At the age of 9 Ainan was able to recite pi to 518 decimal places and could remember the periodic table by heart. At the age of 12, Ainan had scored his first film which was premiered at the Vilnius International Film Festival and eventually, directed his own film.
Ainan is the son of the portrait artist Syahidah Osman Cawley and Valentine Cawley - a writer, actor and a scientist. Ainan is one of the few world's known Chemistry prodigy and a general scientific child prodigy (Brielle Milla is also one)
According to Ainan's parents, Valentine Cawley and Syahidah Osman, Cawley could walk at six months old and construct complex sentences by his first birthday. It is also claimed Ainan spoke his first word at the age of only two weeks old.
At just 8 years and 4 months old, Ainan started studying a degree level laboratory based Chemistry modules, at the Polytechnic institution. Most of his courses have been third year level.
In 2010, Ainan family moved to Kuala Lumpur where he studied at the Taylor's University in Malaysia. This was due to the fact Ainan's parents request to have his son homeschooled was rejected.
On September 14th 2008, Ainan set a world age record for the memorization of pi, reciting 518 digits, on camera. He was just 8 years and 9 months old. This is an achievement that has never been equalled by any other child, but only young adults have recited this many digits.
Ainan is listed in the Singaporean Book of Records for being the world's youngest chemistry O level holder. He passed Chemistry O level at 7 years and 1 month old.
Ainan composed the music for the film, Reflection, when he had only recently turned 12 years old.
In 2009, Cawley was featured in a Channel 4 documentary titled The World's Cleverest Child and Me:
Ainan was just 13 years old when he conceived, wrote, directed and edited The Sempiternal.
Ainan is the youngest film-maker to ever show a film, in the ten year history of the Malaysian Shorts film festival. That makes him the youngest out of an estimated 500 film-makers (since it is a quarterly event).
On December 12th 2013, Ainan released a music recording of one of his compositions, Renaissance, as a contribution to the charity album Composers for Relief: Supporting the Philippines, to raise money for the victims of Typh.
This days Ainan is about 22 years old. Where is he? What is he been up to these days? A great promising Chemist? A musician? We promise to update you the moment we will figure it out!
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