November 2, 2021

A 14-year-old won a prestigious award for his discoveries on ‘antiprime’ numbers

Akilan Sankaran, 14, is on his school’s varsity track team and plays the piano, the flute and drums — and yet somehow he still found time to devise a computer program that could speed up some of your favorite apps.

That program won Akilan, who’s from Albuquerque, N.M., the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS, a highly competitive science and engineering competition for middle school students.

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