Ray got the research award for his
efforts and German media has labeled him as a genius, but
"curiosity and schoolboy naivety" was what the young lad put it down to.
"When the teacher explained us that the problem had no
solutions, I thought to myself, 'well, there's no harm in trying"', he
Newton posed the problem, relating to the movement
of projectiles through the air, in the seventeenth century. Until now, mathematicians had offered only partial
solutions ntil now.