Meet Tanishq Abraham, an Eight-Year-Old College Student

This child prodigy has already discovered a supernova and enjoys contemplating the fate of the universe.

Tanishq Abraham has been a member of MENSA since he was four years old. The child genius goes to college, shadows a veterinarian in his spare time, and oh yeah, he discovered a supernova.

When he was two, he could count to 100, and at five he jumped from kindergarten to third grade. Overall, life is pretty good for Tanishq, but he does find it hard to fit in with both his fellow college students and kids his age. Learn more about the sweet and inspiring Tanishq in Thnkr's first episode of their video series Prodigies.

Jenny is the Education Editor at TakePart. She has been writing for TakePart since 2009 and previously worked in film and television development. She has taught English in Vietnam and tutors homeless children in Los Angeles. Email Jenny | @jennyinglee