# How come all leaders are Indian?

Just for curiosity I was looking for leader-board for number theory, geometry and physics. Everywhere first place has been occupied by Indians. Any explanation?

Note by Snehal Shekatkar
6 years, 11 months ago

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Yes, Brilliant is yet to get a worldwide appeal so the Asian users dominate this website. Also we have people preparing for IIT-JEE and stuff and the word of mouth spreads quickly. So more Indian users, more skilled indian users, more Indians on the leaderboard. Also there may be people like me sitting in IIT's and solving these problems is a way of remembering old days.

- 6 years, 11 months ago

IIT at 17?cool.which year of college,buddy?

- 6 years, 11 months ago

I think there's a few reasons:

1. At the moment Brilliant seems to be more popular in Asia.
2. India has more people than most other countries, so is likely to have more mathematicians/physicists too.
3. (I'm not so sure about this, so correct me if I'm wrong) I think many Indian students learn more advanced topics in maths at a younger age (due to exams such as IIT-JEE), which must help, especially in the physics section. For example, in the UK, students may not learn any calculus until age 16, and it's possible to do A-level physics (which finishes at age 18) without knowing any calculus at all, things don't really get started until university.

- 6 years, 11 months ago

yes we are being taught advance level phy and math... actually many ppl join coaching institutes in INDIA for preparation of iit jee .... thats the main reason :)

- 6 years, 11 months ago

Ya.. I think population must be the main reason.

- 6 years, 11 months ago

I didn't realized Rubik's Indian.

- 6 years, 11 months ago

the hunger of knowledge and to achieve what they had been "deprived of" in the past.

- 6 years, 11 months ago

not really,just keep an eye n u'll see

- 6 years, 11 months ago

I have another question: Why the most of Indian people have low levels or don't care about physics, although many of them are doing great on math? perhaps it's just an impression...

- 6 years, 11 months ago

LOL! , I could see only one indian in top 20 list (number theory) , same in the case with combinatorics :D(not even first) . And also this if for the first time that an Indian has occupied 1st place in the list . :

- 6 years, 11 months ago

hopefully i ahve managed to be in both of them this time

- 6 years, 11 months ago

How do you see the rankings of users in topics.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I think all the Americans stopped using this website out of boredom (this includes me and a few other people I know who routinely were at the top).

- 6 years, 11 months ago