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Jerry Newport

Jerry Newport (born 1948) is an author and public speaker with Asperger's Syndrome whose life was featured in the 2005 movie Mozart and the Whale. He holds a B.A. in mathematics and is is also a savant, having the ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in his head. In June 2010 he competed in the Mental Calculation World Cup in Magdeburg, Germany and won four of ten events, a second and a third and the World Cup Trophy for "Most Versatile Calculator". He married Mary Louise Meinel (another savant with Asperger's Syndrome featured in Mozart and the Whale) on his 46th birthday. They divorced in 1999 and re-married in 2002. Read more about this extraordinary man and his publications (two of which written with his wife) on his Wikipedia page.