William Maillis, College Student at Age 9, Budding Physicist

At 9 years old, Penn-Trafford High School graduate begins college

September 16, 2016

By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Greek Orthodox Priest Peter Maillis was discussing his son William’s ability at age 5 to recite the English, Greek, French, Spanish and Hebrew alphabets, along with other language skills.

One day his son met a Chinese girl at school, and he learned to count to 100 in Chinese plus the primary and secondary colors and the names of family members — mother, father, etc. — in an hour.

“He also learned the Chinese alphabet,” Father Maillis said. But that remark caused William to give his dad a piercing glare. “There’s no Chinese alphabet,” he scolded, noting that the main Chinese dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. “Every word has its own symbol.”

That’s when William launched into discussion of “alphasyllabary” — consonant-based — languages, one of which he’s creating based on Phoenician consonants and Greek vowels.

William is 9. He will be 10 on Oct. 3.

And he’s a genius.

On May 26, the spirited, erudite and boldly confident boy from Penn Township, Westmoreland County — looking every bit the scholar while speaking professorially — graduated from Penn-Trafford High School after passing all required exams. He was invited to enroll this summer at Carnegie Mellon University, his father said.

Believing William needed a break, Father Maillis, who serves as priest of the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh, and his wife, Nancy, decided to enroll William at Community College of Allegheny County’s Boyce campus to get him acclimated to a full college schedule, with expectations he’ll enroll at CMU next year at the advanced age of 10.

William began talking at 7 months, telling his dad “I don’t want to” when told to lie down in his crib, while adding, “I want milk.”

He was doing addition at 21 months and multiplication at age 2 while also reading children’s books and writing his own nine-page book, “Happy Cat.” He learned algebra, sign language and how to read Greek at 4.

At age 5, William took a 209-page geometry textbook to his room one evening, read the entire thing, and by 11 the next morning, his father said, he “was solving circumference problems and had memorized pi to the 15th decimal.”

“Twentieth,” William said.

“If the radius of a circle is 2,” his father responded, “what is the circumference?”

“12.56,” William replied. (2 x pi x radius)

He proceeded to learn trigonometry at age 7 on his own through the Khan Academy online while also reading novels and writing essays. He took high school calculus at age 9.

Ohio State University psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz actually declared William a genius at age 5. The professor with a doctorate studies child prodigies — those brilliant in one domain such as art, music or math — and geniuses — those with high intelligence across a diverse range of topics.

She said she gave William the Stanford-Binet intelligence quotient test and remembered that he scored close to or reached the highest possible score of 19 in all of the categories, for the highest score possible of 160. Father Maillis said Penn-Trafford officials told him that William scored 19 with three pluses in inductive and deductive reasoning when they administered the test.

The IQ test uses 100 as the score for someone whose cognitive ability matches his or her age. Then it goes up 10 points per year above or below that level. Considering that William’s cognitive age is twice and even more than twice his chronological age, it might suggest an IQ of 200 or even higher.

Ms. Ruthsatz, who appeared on “60 Minutes” with then 8-year-old genius Jacob Barnett of Indianapolis, said William has similar cognitive abilities. “It is very rare to get a child as advanced in all domains. We call them geniuses.”

After discussing languages, William, who aspires to be an astrophysicist, turned attention to black holes, space time and an absolute void he describes as pure gravity to argue that an outside force, such as God, was necessary to begin the universe. He said his own ideas would counter those of arguably the world’s most intelligent human, Stephen Hawking.

He also tried explaining to a clueless audience about counting by infinities, then went off to draw a stylized map of Europe from memory that included every country represented by a circle whose size reflected its relative geographic size, and included each nation’s flag. He was done in minutes. When it comes to history, he’s been described as a human timeline.

But otherwise, William is your average 9-year-old.

Ms. Ruthsatz spent time with him when he was 5 and said, “He was running around the room and doing normal stuff that 5-year-olds do.”

Father Maillis said the same: “When he was explaining his ideas to me in the car one day, with my wife in the driver’s seat, I turn around and he’s drawing stick figures on the window.

“We’re normal people,” he said. “And he’s a normal kid. You can’t distinguish him from other 9-year-olds. He likes sports, television shows, the computer and video games like everyone else.”

But then those remarkable moments occur, his father noted. “He came up to me the other day and just said, ‘Nothing is random. Nothing happens without a cause.’ ”

David Templeton: dtempleton@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1578.

Κανονικά σήμερα Κυριακή 9 Οκτωβρίου οι πτήσεις Olympic Air και Aegean

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09 Οκτωβρίου 2016


Κανονικά θα εκτελέσουν αύριο το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του προγράμματος πτήσεων τους η Aegean και η Olympic Air. Χωρίς προβλήματα θα διεξάγονται οι πτήσεις και από μεθαύριο.

Μετά την αναστολή των απεργιακών κινητοποιήσεων των ελεγκτών εναέριας κυκλοφορίας, οι πτήσεις που θα εκτελεστούν αύριο είναι:

09.10 A3830 Αθήνα – Φρανκφούρτη

09.10 A3531 Φρανκφούρτη – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3530 Θεσσαλονίκη – Φρανκφούρτη

09.10 A3833 Φρανκφούρτη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3928 Αθήνα – Τελ Αβίβ

09.10 A3412 Ηράκλειο – Μασσαλία

09.10 A3413 Μασσαλία – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3452 Ηράκλειο – Παρίσι

09.10 A3453 Παρίσι – Ηράκλειο

09.10 OA331 Χανιά – Αθήνα

09.10 A3110 Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3111 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3314 Αθήνα – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3315 Ηράκλειο – Αθήνα

09.10 OA404 Αθήνα – Κέρκυρα

09.10 OA405 Κέρκυρα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3201 Ρόδος – Αθήνα

09.10 A3206 Αθήνα – Ρόδος

09.10 A3207 Ρόδος – Αθήνα

09.10 A3654 Αθήνα – Ρώμη

09.10 A3655 Ρώμη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3218 Αθήνα – Ρόδος

09.10 A3921 Λάρνακα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3922 Θεσσαλονίκη – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3416 Ηράκλειο – Λυών

09.10 A3417 Λυών – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3430 Ηράκλειο – Φρανκφούρτη

09.10 A3431 Φρανκφούρτη – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3860 Αθήνα – Βαρσοβία

09.10 A3861 Βαρσοβία – Αθήνα

09.10 OA254 Αθήνα – Μυτιλήνη

09.10 OA255 Μυτιλήνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3320 Αθήνα – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3321 Ηράκλειο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3810 Αθήνα – Κοπεγχάγη

09.10 A3811 Κοπεγχάγη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3914 Αθήνα – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3915 Λάρνακα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3910 Αθήνα – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3814 Αθήνα – Όσλο

09.10 A3815 Όσλο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3944 Αθήνα – Βηρυτός

09.10 A3945 Βηρυτός – Αθήνα

09.10 A3474 Ρόδος – Παρίσι

09.10 A3475 Παρίσι – Ρόδος

09.10 A3540 Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3540 Θεσσαλονίκη – Ντίσελντορφ

09.10 A3541 Ντίσελντορφ – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3541 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3360 Αθήνα – Σαντορίνη

09.10 A3361 Σαντορίνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3366 Αθήνα – Σαντορίνη

09.10 A3367 Σαντορίνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3126 Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3127 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3911 Λάρνακα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3904 Αθήνα – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3905 Λάρνακα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3380 Αθήνα – Μύκονος

09.10 A3381 Μύκονος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA344 Αθήνα – Χανιά

09.10 A3101 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3354 Αθήνα – Σαντορίνη

09.10 A3355 Σαντορίνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3356 Αθήνα – Σαντορίνη

09.10 A3357 Σαντορίνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3358 Αθήνα – Σαντορίνη

09.10 A3359 Σαντορίνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3301 Ηράκλειο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3328 Αθήνα – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3432 Ηράκλειο – Μόναχο

09.10 A3433 Μόναχο – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3446 Ηράκλειο – Μιλάνο

09.10 A3447 Μιλάνο – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3670 Αθήνα – Βενετία

09.10 A3671 Βενετία – Αθήνα

09.10 A3880 Αθήνα – Βιέννη

09.10 A3881 Βιέννη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3802 Αθήνα – Μόναχο

09.10 A3803 Μόναχο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3510 Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3510 Θεσσαλονίκη – Στουτγάρδη

09.10 A3511 Στουτγάρδη – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3511 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3306 Αθήνα – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3307 Ηράκλειο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3840 Αθήνα – Ντίσελντορφ

09.10 A3841 Ντίσελντορφ – Αθήνα

09.10 A3136 Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3850 Αθήνα – Βελιγράδι

09.10 A3851 Βελιγράδι – Αθήνα

09.10 A3844 Αθήνα – Τίρανα

09.10 A3845 Τίρανα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3622 Αθήνα – Βρυξέλλες

09.10 A3623 Βρυξέλλες – Αθήνα

09.10 A3852 Αθήνα – Βερολίνο

09.10 A3853 Βερολίνο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3878 Αθήνα – Βουδαπέστη

09.10 A3879 Βουδαπέστη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3824 Αθήνα – Ζυρίχη

09.10 A3825 Ζυρίχη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3932 Αθήνα – Ερεβάν

09.10 A3972 Αθήνα – Μόσχα

09.10 A3973 Μόσχα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3906 Αθήνα – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3907 Λάρνακα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3680 Αθήνα – Βαρκελώνη

09.10 A3681 Βαρκελώνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3210 Αθήνα – Ρόδος

09.10 A3211 Ρόδος – Αθήνα

09.10 A3858 Αθήνα – Σόφια

09.10 A3859 Σόφια – Αθήνα

09.10 A3618 Αθήνα – ‘Αμστερνταμ

09.10 A3619 ‘Αμστερνταμ – Αθήνα

09.10 A3962 Αθήνα – Βουκουρέστι

09.10 A3963 Βουκουρέστι – Αθήνα

09.10 A3930 Αθήνα – Κάιρο

09.10 A3424 Ηράκλειο – Λονδίνο LGW

09.10 A3425 Λονδίνο LGW – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3580 Θεσσαλονίκη – Μόσχα

09.10 A3581 Μόσχα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3664 Αθήνα – Μιλάνο

09.10 A3665 Μιλάνο – Αθήνα

09.10 A3864 Αθήνα – Πράγα

09.10 A3865 Πράγα – Αθήνα

09.10 OA336 Αθήνα – Χανιά

09.10 OA337 Χανιά – Αθήνα

09.10 OA258 Αθήνα – Μυτιλήνη

09.10 OA259 Μυτιλήνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3600 Αθήνα – Λονδίνο LHR

09.10 A3601 Λονδίνο LHR – Αθήνα

09.10 A3608 Αθήνα – Λονδίνο LHR

09.10 A3609 Λονδίνο LHR – Αθήνα

09.10 A3610 Αθήνα – Παρίσι

09.10 A3611 Παρίσι – Αθήνα

09.10 A3614 Αθήνα – Παρίσι

09.10 A3615 Παρίσι – Αθήνα

09.10 A3103 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3940 Αθήνα – Αμμάν

09.10 A3502 Θεσσαλονίκη – Μόναχο

09.10 A3503 Μόναχο – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3986 Ηράκλειο – Μόσχα

09.10 A3987 Μόσχα – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3436 Ηράκλειο – Πράγα

09.10 A3437 Πράγα – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3820 Αθήνα – Γενεύη

09.10 A3821 Γενεύη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3948 Αθήνα – Τεχεράνη

09.10 A3949 Τεχεράνη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3992 Αθήνα – Κωνσταντινούπολη

09.10 A3993 Κωνσταντινούπολη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3994 Αθήνα – Κωνσταντινούπολη

09.10 A3995 Κωνσταντινούπολη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3980 Ρόδος – Μόσχα

09.10 A3981 Μόσχα – Ρόδος

09.10 A3480 Ρόδος – Λυών

09.10 A3481 Λυών – Ρόδος

09.10 A3742 Καλαμάτα – Μόναχο

09.10 A3743 Μόναχο – Καλαμάτα

09.10 A3686 Αθήνα – Μαδρίτη

09.10 A3687 Μαδρίτη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3124 Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 A3125 Θεσσαλονίκη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3854 Αθήνα – Ντουμπρόβνικ

09.10 A3855 Ντουμπρόβνικ – Αθήνα

09.10 OA274 Αθήνα – Χίος

09.10 OA275 Χίος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA148 Αθήνα – Αλεξανδρούπολη

09.10 OA149 Αλεξανδρούπολη – Αθήνα

09.10 OA401 Κέρκυρα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3378 Αθήνα – Μύκονος

09.10 A3379 Μύκονος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA414 Αθήνα – Κεφαλονιά

09.10 OA415 Κεφαλονιά – Αθήνα

09.10 OA406 Αθήνα – Κέρκυρα

09.10 A3658 Αθήνα – Νάπολη

09.10 A3659 Νάπολη – Αθήνα

09.10 A3690 Αθήνα – Μάλτα

09.10 A3691 Μάλτα – Αθήνα

09.10 OA272 Αθήνα – Χίος

09.10 OA195 Χίος – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 OA194 Θεσσαλονίκη – Χίος

09.10 OA273 Χίος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA076 Αθήνα – Ζάκυνθος

09.10 OA077 Ζάκυνθος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA244 Αθήνα – Σάμος

09.10 OA191 Σάμος – Θεσσαλονίκη

09.10 OA190 Θεσσαλονίκη – Σάμος

09.10 OA245 Σάμος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA166 Αθήνα – Ιωάννινα

09.10 OA167 Ιωάννινα – Αθήνα

09.10 OA062 Αθήνα – Πάρος

09.10 OA063 Πάρος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA064 Αθήνα – Πάρος

09.10 OA065 Πάρος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA266 Αθήνα – Λισσαβόνα

09.10 OA267 Λισσαβόνα – Αθήνα

09.10 OA154 Αθήνα – Καβάλα

09.10 OA155 Καβάλα – Αθήνα

09.10 OA228 Αθήνα – Κως

09.10 OA229 Κως – Αθήνα

09.10 OA074 Αθήνα – Ζάκυνθος

09.10 OA075 Ζάκυνθος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA234 Αθήνα – ‘Ακτιο

09.10 OA235 ‘Ακτιο – Αθήνα

09.10 OA146 Αθήνα – Αλεξανδρούπολη

09.10 OA147 Αλεξανδρούπολη – Αθήνα

09.10 OA032 Αθήνα – Λέρος

09.10 OA033 Λέρος – Αθήνα

09.10 OA096 Ρόδος – Καστελόριζο

09.10 OA097 Καστελόριζο – Ρόδος

09.10 A3901 Λάρνακα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3902 Αθήνα – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3903 Λάρνακα – Αθήνα

09.10 A3912 Αθήνα – Λάρνακα

09.10 A3596 Ηράκλειο – Τελ Αβίβ

09.10 A3597 Τελ Αβίβ – Ηράκλειο

09.10 A3924 Αθήνα – Τελ Αβίβ

09.10 A3925 Τελ Αβίβ – Αθήνα

09.10 A3996 Αθήνα – Σμύρνη

09.10 A3997 Σμύρνη – Αθήνα

09.10 OA056 Αθήνα – Κύθηρα

09.10 OA057 Κύθηρα – Αθήνα

09.10 OA226 Αθήνα – Κως

09.10 OA227 Κως – Αθήνα

09.10 OA082 Αθήνα – Σκιάθος

09.10 OA083 Σκιάθος – Αθήνα

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες οι επιβάτες μπορούν επισκέπτονται το site της Aegean http://www.aegeanair.com και της Olympic Air http://www.olympicair.com ή να καλούν στα τηλέφωνα: για την Aegean: 801 1120000 (από σταθερό), 210 6261000 (από κινητό) και για την Olympic Air: 801 801 0101 (από σταθερό), 210 3550500 (από κινητό)