- A man, Manfred Steiner, has wowed the world as he got a PhD in physics years after he once dreamt about having such a degree
- Despite the fact that Manfried went ahead in life to have a luxurious career in medicine, he never lost sight of physics
- Brown University where he got his degree from is full of praise for the old man who went ahead to conquer his dream
An 89-year-old man, Manfred Steiner, has achieved his long-life dream of getting a doctorate degree after working at it for years.
USA Today reports that the physicist finally defended his dissertation at Brown University in Providence. Another thing that makes his achievement worthwhile was that he had to deal with serious health challenges along the way.
His passion for physics
On Wednesday, November 24, the man said that achieving the PhD was the most satisfying point in his life.
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The man’s passion for physics was inspired when he was a teenager and read about Albert Einstein and Max Planck.
Manfred got his first degree in 1955 from the University of Vienna. Years after, he moved to the United States where he had a glorious carrier studying blood and body disorder.
He had a career in medicine
The man later retired from the University of North Carolina. Despite his illustrious career in medicine, the man loves physics more, Providence Journal reports.
Speaking about what he would do after his PhD, the physicist jokingly said:
“I’m not looking for a paid job. I’m past that.”
Do what makes you happy
He advised people to do what they love to do so that they do not regret not taking the action later in their life.
Another man who bagged PhD
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a South African man identified as George Ayisi-Boateng inspired social media with his achievement after bagging his PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, at the age of 75.
Ayisi-Boateng was celebrated on Facebook by a Nigerian man, Olumide Olusanya, who disclosed that the former had his bachelor's degree at the age of 64 and an MBA at 67.
"His name is Dr George Ayisi-Boateng PhD. Bachelor’s Degree at 64 years and MBA at 67 years."