Tristan Pang (born 18 October 2001, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England), is a child prodigy who excelled academically from an early age. According to TVNZ, he is the top mathematician and scientist, a clever problem solver and a great communicator. He started reading independently and doing high school maths at the age of two. He self-learned and sat the Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE maths (Year 11 / O Level) and earned the top grade A* scoring 97% at only nine. By age eleven he top scored with A* at the Cambridge A level exams (Year 13), delivered a TED talk and became one of the youngest speakers in the world. He started his university studies at the University of Auckland by the age of twelve. In the same year, Tristan created a free online learning platform, Tristan's Learning Hub. By age thirteen, he created his own weekly radio show, Youth Voices with Tristan Pang. He also co-created Change Agents NZ, a Twitter chat group. Tristan is the youngest student at the University of Auckland studying maths and physics. He is also a former head boy at Ficino School. Since he was young, he has been teaching himself in multi-levels on all subjects at home. He has always been fascinated by the relationships between light and energy, and is also interested in quantum physics and time travel, as well as how the human body and mind works. He is planning to be a science researcher in these fields. His role models are, Professor Eamonn O'Brien, Professor Cather Simpson, Professor Roger Penrose and Professor Steven Hawking. His mentor, Andrew Patterson, mentioned on TVNZ that he isn't a typical gifted child who justs operates in the back corner and doesn't talk to anybody, instead, he's willing to share his knowledge and passions at schools, education institutes, on-stage and on-screen. He has been delivering numerous speeches with an aim to inspire and help young people. He has been named as one of the 25 most influential Kiwis. and one of the ten child prodigies who may change the world. He is set to make his mark internationally.
Tristan Pang hosts a radio show called Youth Voices on PlanetFM 104.6FM. He shares inspirational talks, interviews, stories and quotes from a youth perspective. It was aired every Saturday at 5:20 pm NZT from 7 March until 2 September 2015. Due to his heavy workload, Tristan now airs every first Wednesday of the month at 2:10 pm NZT. Tristan has created websites including Tristan's Learning Hub and Quest-is-fun. Tristan's learning hub consists of educational videos while Quest-is-fun has inspirational material, including his radio shows. One notable video Tristan has recently created was featured on the Khan Academy website. In this video, Tristan talks about the Theory of Everything, also known as the string theory. He has also created a website for the 40th-anniversary conference of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children. Tristan co-hosts a Twitter chat group with a teacher, Change Agents. This chat is ongoing using the hashtag #changeagentsnz on Twitter, involving educators, students and parents from around the world. Tristan has done numerous speeches and interviews. These include some overseas, some to educators and some to students. Tristan has received rewards from different organisations including one from Shiva Ayyadurai, USA. He has also spoken at different institutes including the Auckland Primary Principals Association, the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children's conference, in the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2015, UAE and at the Festival of Education