Hi there!
I'm Jason Padgett

Number theorist, artist, author and public speaker.
One of the few people worldwide diagnosed
as an Acquired Savant.
My Mission
I'm here to uplift people's spirits by sharing my story. I want to encourage everyone to study math and physics in hopes to one day get a better understanding of the world we live in.

I went through my share of physical and personal struggles a few years back and for the life of me couldn't have guessed that one day I'd be giving a TED Talk on nothing other than relativity. To me, it goes to show that there is unlimited potential inside each and every one of us. If you want to learn more, pick up the book that I co-authored with Maureen Seaberg in 2014 "Struck by Genius".

I've been deeply honored to have my artwork featured in the exhibitions worldwide, including Science Gallery at Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland), Oxford Castle at Oxford (UK), The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, etc. Please head over to the Artist page to see the pieces. My hope is that these drawings will be a catalyst for you to learn something new and exciting.

Another opportunity that I never take for granted is to encourage people to think more about universe and where we come from, be it in person or through television. Over the years, I got a chance to be a keynote speaker for a number of conferences in America and abroad. I had my work featured on national TV shows, such as CBS This Morning and Dr Oz, documentaries, like CNN's Great Big Film, and science programs, like Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.

But I'll never forget that moment in my house of being completely alone, broken inside and out. I genuinely believe that we all have dormant potential inside us and if we tap into it the world will enjoy more knowledge, creativity, humanity and love. So, please keep on discovering.

All the best,


Here are some of the things I do.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions