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18-Year-Old Genius Wins Mark Zuckerberg And Sergey Brin's Breakthrough $250,000 Prize For EPIC Science Video

10/11/2015 15:07 GMT | Updated 10/11/2015 15:59 GMT

An 18-year-old boy has won $250,000 (£165,442) for his brilliant explanation of Einstein's Theory Of Relativity.

We use the word brilliant because his explanation will mostly likely put your GCSE physics teacher to shame.

Ryan Chester, received the prize money for a seven-minute clip which he submitted for the Breakthrough Prize, founded by Google's Sergey Brin and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

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As part of the prize, Chester won money for his school North Royalton High, Ohio including $100,000 for a new science lab and $50,000 for his physics teacher.

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The genius student also set Twitter alight with his achievement:

Chester described his win as "awesome." According to the Independent, he said the money would help him avoid accumulating debt in the future.

“A ton of possibilities are open. Before, I was worried about graduating with debt, and I don’t have to worry about that now,” he said.

His category, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, received more than 2,000 applications from 86 countries.