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  “Hindemburg Melão Jr. is considered one of the most intelligent people in Brazil, he stands out for his incomparable capacity for logical reasoning and abstract thinking, in other words for his excellence in what is most evolved in human thought.” ( Dr. Silésia Maria Veneroso Delphino Tosi , specialist in intelligence tests, with a PhD in Neuropsychology from USP)  

“Everything that is played by the intellectuals of Hindenburg Melão Jr. becomes a wealth of knowledge. Endowed with an incredible cognitive ability, which allowed him to become a profound connoisseur of various subjects, and a brilliant reasoning that enables him to challenge concepts and launch new ideas on these subjects.” ( Colonel José Paulo do Prado Dieguez , professor of Numerical Calculus at the Instituto Militar de Engenharia and author of academic books )

“There is no intellectual in Brazil or in the world who produces content of depth and originality similar to the work of Melão Jr. In addition, Melão Jr. assumes the simultaneous position of innovator and disseminator of ideas – in science, researchers who make relevant innovations, such as Newton and Einstein, are rare; in the same way, there are few who manage to disseminate these ideas in a didactic and captivating way to the lay public, often influencing lay people to stop being so, like Carl Sagan. Melon Jr. simultaneously assumes both roles in its articles, brilliantly innovating and disseminating in a variety of areas.” ( João Antonio Locks Justi , finalist in the Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad, specialist in Tax Law and author of innovations in Mathematics, Computer Science and Cryptography )

“I know Hindemburg Melão Jr. since 2002, when I was contacted regarding the Sigma Society, of which he is a founder. Since then, I have had the privilege of getting to know him better and, at the same time, of always being impressed by the scope of his genius, creativity, simplicity, integrity and his refined sense of humor. Melão is a highly capable and creative polymath who is deeply dedicated and takes ownership of any subject that interests him. His qualities make him capable of performing any high-level role or project he dedicates himself to with the maximum possible result.” ( Prof. Dr. Renato P. dos Santos , researcher and university professor, referee in several international scientific journals, has two post-docs in Artificial Intelligence, one in Germany and the other in Austria, supervisor of Doctoral students).

  

Discover other opinions about Hindemburg Melão Jr. here .
 
 

BIOGRAPHIC-CURRICULAR SUMMARY

 
 
Hindemburg Melão Jr. was born in the East Zone of São Paulo, where he spent his childhood and adolescence. His father was orphaned at an early age and started working while he was still a child, having even dropped out of second grade to help out at home. He came to work as a shoeshine boy, mechanic's assistant, assistant in a glass factory and truck driver; her mother was the granddaughter of Indians and was an elementary school teacher in the state public school system.  

At just two years old, Hindemburg had a hemorrhage that lasted several days and was diagnosed as a hemophiliac. This had a profound impact on his life as his mother would not let him leave the house to play as he could bleed to death if he suffered any minor injuries. Years later, when she lost her first deciduous teeth, her mother was also desperate, afraid that she might openly bleed again, but that didn't happen. That's why the initial diagnosis was disputed, as hemophilia would be incurable, but in your case, apparently there was a “spontaneous remission” or maybe it was a misdiagnosis. Reanalysis of the case led to the hypothesis that it could be a platelet deficiency with hemophilia-like symptoms.  

Although he grew up in an environment without financial and cultural abundance, he presented several precocious talents and a behavior very different from that of other children, to the point that, at the age of 3, his parents took him to be psychologically examined and it was found that he had the mental age of 9 years. This corresponds to an IQ of around 300 on the Cattell scale, equivalent to 200 on the Stanford-Binet scale. For comparison, the average IQ of the world population is 100 and the average IQ in Brazil is 87. According to the classification originally proposed by Dr. Lewis Terman, the IQ required to be considered “gifted” is 140 and to be considered “genius” is 180. According to Garth Zietsman in the average IQ of MIT engineers is 144 and the average of Nobel Prize winners in scientific fields is 155. 
 
From the age of 5, Hindemburg already showed a deep curiosity about scientific topics. At age 9 he deduced some of the principles of Fractal Geometry and at 13, before learning anything about logarithms, he developed a method for calculating logarithms different from Napier's.  


At the beginning of the 20th century, studies carried out in the United States by Dr. Leta Hollingworth showed that children with an IQ above 160 and especially above 180 tend to drop out of school, as schoolwork does not offer stimulating challenges, the pace of teaching does not follow the pace of learning of these children, creativity or critical thinking. Conventional teaching boils down to memorizing and repeating information. This problem is especially acute among poor children. Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, Steve Jobs are some examples of deeply gifted children from low-income families who dropped out of academic life early. In these three cases, despite having faced numerous adversities, they achieved professional success, but they are exceptions. The vast majority of these children end up like Christopher Michael Langan (IQ 195, nightclub security) or Rick Rosner (IQ 193, nudist model), in underemployment, resulting in inestimable damage to the world, as they could contribute to the cure of numerous diseases. and solve a wide variety of scientific, social, technological, educational, etc.  


To face this catastrophic problem of truancy, which implied precisely the loss of the most brilliant minds in the country, Dr. Hollingworth founded an institution to identify children with this profile and offer special courses to them, respecting the individual rhythm of learning, encouraging creative production and critical analysis. To this day, The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children annually serves hundreds of talented children and guides them towards an academic career, or the area in which they are most gifted, ensuring that they become productive citizens and contribute to the well-being of the community.  


According to Dr. Eunice Maria Lima Soriano do Alencar, in 1978 there were 1200 institutions in the United States dedicated to special education for talented children. In Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia and virtually all developed countries, there are also numerous institutes with similar proposals. An Australian educational issuer stated that he considered investing in special education for highly skilled people to be very important because this is a nation's most valuable natural resource. Indeed, in the 1970s, China, India and Thailand began a vigorous process of encouraging and supporting talented children and youth, with massive investment in special education. Thailand did not continue the project, but China and India soon began to reap the excellent fruits of this enterprise, whose results, about 15 years later, began to be reflected in an accelerated scientific, technological, cultural, economic and social development, elevating these countries to the status of major world powers and with the fastest rise in the last 30 years, substantially improving the quality of life of all their citizens. Unfortunately, there is nothing similar in Brazil.  


Hindemburg's school life was not much different than expected, based on Dr. Hollingworth, especially for living in Brazil, where the neglect of Basic Education is demeaning, and even worse with Special Education, which practically does not exist in the country. Hindemburg dropped out of studies several times, since the 5th grade, until he left permanently in the 1st semester of the Physics faculty. Although he did not choose an academic career, he ended up producing a very substantial intellectual legacy, with numerous innovations.  

Hindemburg is the author of more than 1700 articles in different fields of knowledge, including innovative proposals of considerable relevance in Investments, Psychometry, Chess, Astrometry, Astrophysics, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropometry, Biomedicine, Risk Management, Data Science, among others. Hindemburg also holds some world records for intellectual pursuits, one of which is recorded in the Guinness Book, 1998 edition, pages 110-111 .

From a very young age, he had an exceptional memory for numbers and for chess, a characteristic he inherited from his parents, as both had hypermnesia. Years later, this feature contributed to breaking a world record in blind chess, as well as helping to recognize and organize a large number of patterns that occur in the Financial Market, patterns that indicate asymmetries in the probabilities that quotes will follow in a certain direction and , therefore, used these standards in the development of the Saturno V Artificial Intelligence system, with which it won more than 20 international awards for high performance in fund rankings such as Preqin, Barclay's Hedge and IASG.
 
Between 1999 and 2006, even without any academic training, Hindemburg was a prominent participant in the private forums and discussion groups of the main communities for the gifted and genius, to the point of receiving invitations to become an honorary member in some of the most exclusive high IQ societies. in the world, in several countries on 5 continents, always exempt from all fees and exemption from entrance exams, only in exchange for actively participating in the groups, sharing their opinions and knowledge. See what people say about Hindemburg  groups .

Hindemburg is founder of Sigma Society, a multidisciplinary cultural association for people with an IQ above 132 on the Stanford-Binet scale, similar to Mensa. He is also the founder of Sigma VI, for people with an IQ above 196 on the Stanford-Binet scale. He is the author of Sigma Test and Sigma Test VI. The Sigma Test has been translated into 14 languages, has been published in 7 peer-reviewed journals and is accepted as a criterion for admission to many high-IQ societies in different countries on 5 continents. The Sigma Test is considered one of the hardest and most creative cognitive exams out there. See here Marco Ripà's article (2014 genius of the year, region - Europe) about the Sigma Test and see the opinions of other prominent intellectuals about this test at this link: testimonials . See also the article written by Albert Frank about the Sigma Test and published in Papyrus ” magazine:  Albert was Professor of Logic and Mathematics at the University of Brussels, international referee in several scientific journals, was Brussels Chess Champion and Veteran Champion of Belgium.

 

The following table shows some statistical information about the theoretical distribution of each IQ range, based on the Stanford-Binet scale (mean=100 and standard deviation=16). It is important to note that although the Gaussian distribution is a good approximation for the real distribution of scores in the range between -2 and +2 standard deviations, when considering scores above +2 and especially above +2.5 standard deviations, the percentages observed empirically are substantially greater than those predicted by the theoretical distribution. To better understand this process, it is recommended that you read the articles listed on this page, especially the 2003 and 2004 Sigma Test standards. 
 

 
Hindemburg Melão Jr. was born in the East Zone of São Paulo, where he spent his childhood and adolescence. His father was orphaned at an early age and started working while he was still a child, having even dropped out of second grade to help out at home. He came to work as a shoeshine boy, mechanic's assistant, assistant in a glass factory and truck driver; her mother was the granddaughter of Indians and was an elementary school teacher in the state public school system.  

Hindemburg developed precociously and, according to his mother and aunt, by the age of 6 months he was already speaking fluently. He also had a slightly faster physical development than normal, he started walking at 371 days, on the birthday of his uncle Luis Carlos Barbosa.  At the age of two, Hindemburg injured his gum and had a hemorrhage that lasted several days, being diagnosed as a hemophiliac. This had a profound impact on his life as his mother would not let him leave the house to play as he could bleed to death if he suffered any minor injuries. Years later, when she lost her first deciduous teeth, her mother was also desperate, afraid that she might openly bleed again, but that didn't happen. That's why the initial diagnosis was disputed, as hemophilia would be incurable, but in your case, apparently there was a “spontaneous remission” or maybe it was a misdiagnosis. The reanalysis of the case led to the hypothesis that it could be a platelet deficiency with symptoms similar to those of hemophilia.  

Although he grew up in an environment without financial or cultural abundance, he presented several precocious talents and a behavior very different from that of other children, to the point that, at the age of 3, his parents took him to be psychologically examined and it was found that he had the mental age of 9 years. This corresponds to an IQ of around 300 on the Cattell scale, equivalent to 200 on the Stanford-Binet scale. For comparison, the average IQ of the world population is 100 and the average IQ in Brazil is 87. According to the classification originally proposed by Dr. Lewis Terman, the IQ required to be considered “gifted” is 140 and to be considered “genius” is 180. According to Garth Zietsman ( article available here ) the average IQ of MIT engineers is 144 and the average of award winners Nobel in scientific fields is 155. 
 
From the age of 5, Hindemburg already showed a deep curiosity about scientific topics. At age 9 he deduced some of the principles of Fractal Geometry and at 13, before learning anything about logarithms, he developed a method for calculating logarithms different from Napier's.  


At the beginning of the 20th century, studies carried out in the United States by Dr. Leta Hollingworth showed that children with an IQ above 160 and especially above 180 tend to drop out of school, as schoolwork does not offer stimulating challenges, the pace of teaching does not follow the pace of learning of these children, creativity or critical thinking. Conventional teaching boils down to memorizing and repeating information. This problem is especially acute among poor children. Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, Steve Jobs are some examples of deeply gifted children from low-income families who dropped out of academic life early. In these three cases, despite having faced numerous adversities, they achieved professional success, but they are exceptions. The vast majority of these children end up like Christopher Michael Langan (IQ 195, nightclub security) or Rick Rosner (IQ 193, nudist model), in underemployment, resulting in inestimable damage to the world, as they could contribute to the cure of numerous diseases. and solve a wide variety of scientific, social, technological, educational, etc.  


To face this catastrophic problem of school dropout, which implied precisely the loss of the most brilliant minds in the country, Dr. Hollingworth founded an institution to identify children with this profile and offer special courses to them, respecting the individual pace of learning, encouraging creative production and critical analysis. To this day, The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children annually serves hundreds of talented children and guides them towards an academic career, or the area in which they are most gifted, ensuring that they become productive citizens and contribute to the well-being of the community.  


According to Dr. Eunice Maria Lima Soriano do Alencar, in 1978 there were 1200 institutions in the United States dedicated to special education for talented children. In Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia and virtually all developed countries, there are also numerous institutes with similar proposals. An Australian educational issuer stated that he considered investing in special education for highly skilled people to be very important because this is a nation's most valuable natural resource. Indeed, in the 1970s, China, India and Thailand began a vigorous process of encouraging and supporting talented children and youth, with massive investment in special education. Thailand did not continue the project, but China and India soon began to reap the excellent fruits of this enterprise, whose results, about 15 years later, began to be reflected in an accelerated scientific, technological, cultural, economic and social development, elevating these countries to the status of major world powers and with the fastest rise in the last 30 years, substantially improving the quality of life of all their citizens. Unfortunately, there is nothing similar in Brazil.  


Hindemburg's school life was not much different than expected, based on Dr. Hollingworth, especially for living in Brazil, where the neglect of Basic Education is demeaning, and even worse with Special Education, which practically does not exist in the country. Hindemburg dropped out of studies several times, from the 5th grade, until he left permanently in the 1st semester of the Physics faculty. Although he did not choose an academic career, he ended up producing a very substantial intellectual legacy, with numerous innovations.  

Hindemburg is the author of more than 1700 articles in different fields of knowledge, including innovative proposals of considerable relevance in Investments, Psychometry, Chess, Astrometry, Astrophysics, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropometry, Biomedicine, Risk Management, Data Science, among others. Hindemburg also holds some world records for intellectual pursuits, one of which is recorded in the Guinness Book, 1998 edition, pages 110-111 . Here are some videos, photos, reports and other documents about this event:

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Devo dizer que fiquei fortemente impressionado, bem como honrado por suas conquistas em vários campos importantes. O que está escrito sobre você, e referido por intelectuais notáveis, é nada menos que impressionante. Sinto que estou aquém do que você conseguiu, em termos de recordes e reconhecimentos mundiais, artigos, fundador da Sigma Society e muitas outras coisas, absolutamente fantástico, isso foi divertido de ler. Será muito emocionante conhecê-lo melhor no futuro, espero que possamos ter muitas conversas emocionantes em vários campos de interesse no futuro!!

Não há intelectual no Brasil ou no mundo que produza conteúdo de profundidade e originalidade similar à obra de Melão Jr. Além disso, Melão Jr. assume a posição simultânea de inovador e divulgador das idéias – em ciência, são raros os pesquisadores que fazem inovações relevantes, como Newton e Einstein; da mesma forma, são raros os que conseguem divulgar estas idéias de forma didática e cativante para o público leigo, muitas vezes influenciando os leigos a deixarem de sê-lo, como Carl Sagan. Melão Jr. assume simultaneamente os dois papéis em seus artigos, inovando e divulgando de forma brilhante em variadas áreas.

Tudo que é tocado pela intelectualidade de Hindemburg Melão Jr. se transforma em riqueza de conhecimentos. Dotado de uma capacidade cognitiva incrível, que lhe permitiu tornar-se profundo conhecedor de variados assuntos, e de um raciocínio brilhante que o capacita a contestar conceitos e lançar novas idéias sobre estes assuntos.

Prof. Dr. Renato P. dos Santos, Ph.D. in Physics at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Post Doctoral at Universitaet Karlsruhe, Post Doctoral at Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, specialist in Data Science, Machine Learning and criptocurrencies by Coursera and in blockchain technologies by Blockgeeks. Researcher and Preceptor of Ph.D. students, member of British Blockchain Association, referee of International Journal of Physical Sciences, Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Concurrency and Computation, pioneer on popular science in Brazil by Internet (1996) with Malba Tahan Magazine and the website Física Interessante.

Conheço Hindemburg Melão Jr. desde 2002, quando fui contatado com relação à Sigma Society, de que é fundador. Desde então, tenho tido o privilégio de conhecê-lo cada vez melhor e, ao mesmo tempo, de sempre me impressionar com o alcance de sua genialidade, criatividade, simplicidade, integridade e seu refinado senso de humor. Melão é um polímata altamente capacitado e criativo que se dedica profundamente e se apropria de qualquer assunto que lhe interessa. Suas qualidades tornam-no capaz de desempenhar qualquer função de alto nível ou projeto a que se dedique com o máximo resultado possível.

Conheça outras opiniões sobre Hindemburg Melão Jr. aqui.

 

See also, at the end of this page, a list of reports and interviews in which there are videos and photos of this record, with more detailed information about it.  Hindemburg also holds other intellectual records, cited at the end of this page.

From a very young age, he had an exceptional memory for numbers and for chess, a characteristic he inherited from his parents, as both had hypermnesia. Years later, this feature contributed to breaking a world record in blind chess, as well as helping to recognize and organize a large number of patterns that occur in the Financial Market, patterns that indicate asymmetries in the probabilities that quotes will follow in a certain direction and , therefore, used these standards in the development of the Saturno V Artificial Intelligence system, with which it won more than 20 international awards for high performance in fund rankings such as Preqin, Barclay's Hedge and IASG.
 
Between 1999 and 2006, even without any academic training, Hindemburg was a prominent participant in the private forums and discussion groups of the main communities for the gifted and genius, to the point of receiving invitations to become an honorary member in some of the most exclusive high IQ societies. in the world, in several countries on 5 continents, always exempt from all fees and exemption from entrance exams, only in exchange for actively participating in the groups, sharing their opinions and knowledge. See what people say about Hindemburg
  groups .

Hindemburg is founder of Sigma Society, a multidisciplinary cultural association for people with an IQ above 132 on the Stanford-Binet scale, similar to Mensa. He is also the founder of Sigma VI, for people with an IQ above 196 on the Stanford-Binet scale. He is the author ofSigma Test and Sigma Test VI . The Sigma Test has been translated into 14 languages, has been published in 7 peer-reviewed journals and is accepted as a criterion for admission to many high-IQ societies in different countries on 5 continents. The Sigma Test is considered one of the hardest and most creative cognitive exams out there. See here Marco Ripà's article (2014 genius of the year, region - Europe) about the Sigma Test and see the opinions of other prominent intellectuals about this test at this link: testimonials . See also the article written by Albert Frank about the Sigma Test and published in Papyrus ” magazine:  Albert was Professor of Logic and Mathematics at the University of Brussels, international referee in several scientific journals, was Brussels Chess Champion and Veteran Champion of Belgium.

The Sigma Test difficulty ceiling was estimated at about 203 and that of the Sigma Test VI was estimated at 226. These values were "corroborated" by comparing the scores of people who took the Sigma Test and also took other high range IQ tests, such as like Mega Test, Titan Test, Test for Genius, Logima Stricta and the like,  however, the ceilings of these tests are inflated, so the Sigma Test scores were also contaminated by these distortions. In 2003 an attempt was made to revise these scores based on the standardization method I had proposed in November 2000 . The result was an article in which I presented a method for determining IQs on a proportion scale, generating  a new score concept, potential IQ (pIQ), which respects the true distribution of scores, rather than trying to force scores to distribute themselves like a Gaussian. This preserves the isotropy of the scale and has numerous advantages over traditional assessment methods. In addition, I also deduced an equation to convert pIQ to rIQ and vice versa, so it is possible to calculate the true rarity level for the IQs measured by the high range IQ tests, without the fanciful distortions that are observed in most of these tests.  To better understand the difference between the norms usually adopted by the high range IQ tests and the correct values that these norms should have, it is recommended to read the article " A proportion scale for cognitive tests ".

 

The following table shows some statistical information about the theoretical distribution of each IQ range, based on the Stanford-Binet scale (mean=100 and standard deviation=16). It is important to note that although the Gaussian distribution is a good approximation for the actual distribution of scores in the range between -2 and +2 standard deviations, when considering scores above +2 and especially above +2.5 standard deviations, the percentages observed empirically are substantially greater than those predicted by the theoretical distribution. To better understand this process, it is again recommended to read the article " A Ratio Scale for Cognitive Tests "  and the cited links, especially the 2003 Sigma Test standard. 
 

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In Chess, Hindemburg was undefeated champion in the International Master Class ICCF Tournament 1999 , undefeated champion in Group 1 of the Zonal Sulamericano ICCF 1999, qualified to represent Brazil in the semifinal of the ICCF World Championship, was invited by Mario Ceteras, team captain “ Potaissa Turda”, from Romania, to represent that country in the 2002 ICCF European Champions League and was nominated by Brazilian Champion and International Grand Master Salvador Homce De Cresce to represent Brazil in the 2004 ICCF Chess Olympiad. He is the author of more of 450 works analyzing and commenting on chess games published in the main international journals, including Sahovski Informator, Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Chess Base Magazine, La Mecca Encyclopedia of Chess, Super Ajedrez Hispano Americano and Mega Database.

 

See also article by International Master Junior Tay about Hindemburg Melão Jr., published in Correspondence Chess News, volume 50, pages 41 to 50: access here .  


In 2010, Hindemburg developed a method for measuring risk-adjusted performance in investments, which has important advantages compared to the methods developed by William Sharpe (Nobel in Economics in 1990) and Franco Modigliani (Nobel in Economics in 1985). The proposal was presented at the 2015 National Congress of Investment Robots . In 2020, in an article in the Empiricus magazine , which brings together the most renowned team of investment analysts in the country, the method developed by Hindemburg was considered superior to that of William Sharpe, as well as to any other existing method for this purpose.  

In 2002, Hindemburg created a method to determine the number of hypervolumes generated by hyperplanes that intersect regular polytopes with any number of dimensions. A particular case of this problem was published in the Sigma Test VI question form .

In 2003, Hindenburg developed  a new method for calculating BMI, superior to the traditional method. The work was initially published as an article on the Sigma Society website and can be accessed here . But at the time, the fractal dimension of the human body had not been empirically measured; used an estimate of around 2.53 for the dimension and 3.06 for the exponent of the formula. In 2008, the article was expanded and published in book form (ISBN 978-85-613-0618-2). In 2013, Nick Trefethen, director of the Dep. of Numerical Analysis at Oxford University, apparently unaware of Hindemburg's book, published a work basically the same as the first half of the 2003 article, with the detail that Dr. Trefethen used the same value for the exponent of the formula that he estimated for the fractal dimension (2.5), which Hindemburg considered to be an inadequate (incomplete) approach, as it does not take into account the strength of materials. In 2021, Hindemburg did a study with several databases with weights and heights of more than 300,000 people, and the empirical value found for the exponent of the formula was 3.144, corroborating the approach of his original 2003 article was correct, as well as his 2008 book, which suggested an exponent of 3.06, quite different from the fractal dimension around 2.53 or 2.5 (indicated by Nick Trefethen) or the traditional value 2.00, which is seriously incorrect, although it is recommended by the Organization World Health.  

The original 2003 article can be accessed at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20050309151715/http://www.sigmasociety.com/erros_e_acertos/sigma_erros-e-acertos1.asp

The 2008 book record can be found on the National Library website .  

 

The 2021 book is available at “ IMCH – Mathematical Analysis of BMI Formula Errors .
 

During the analysis of data from NHANES, NCBI and other major healthcare databases, Hindemburg came across numerous errors, including evidence of fraud, which is a very serious problem, as these databases are cited in more than 160,000 articles. , and the authors of these articles assume these data as reliable. That is why he decided to devote a considerable part of the book to the analysis of this problem. Errors were reported,  but no action was taken.

 

In 2002, Hindemburg also found the (likely) best solution for the Shannon Number. This is a combinatorial analysis problem that has remained unsolved for over 500 years (although it has had the name “Shannon's number” for only 70 years). It consists of determining the number of possible positions in a chess game. There are several works in this area and advances are frequently made, with increasingly better approximations. In 2014, in an article published in the International Journal of Game Theory , Stefan Steinerberger, professor of Mathematics at Yale University, published a solution that so far is the closest to the one presented by Hindemburg in 2002.  

Some astronomical (hobby) photos of Hindemburg and some of his groundbreaking work in Astronomy:

 

Author of an improvement on the method used by NASA and ESA for calculating stellar parallaxes, in an article published in 2003, which can be accessed here .  The then technical director of the Ibirapuera planetarium and researcher at IAG-USP Ednilson Oliveira examined the proposal, found it interesting and passed it on to some Brazilian specialists in Astrometry, but they did not give it any importance. Ironically, in 2016, a group of researchers from 15 different universities from different countries, published a joint article with a basically the same proposal , and the article of these researchers is available for download on the page of Kepler de Souza Oliveira Filho, who was president of the Sociedade Astronomica Brasileira and one of the people who “examined” Hindemburg's article 13 years earlier, but at the time showed no interest .  The full list of co-authors of the article published in 2016, who arrived at essentially the same results that Hindemburg had published alone in 2003, is presented below:

Basilio X. Santiago1,2, Dorothée E. Brauer3, Friedrich Anders3,2, Cristina Chiappini3,2, Anna B. Queiroz1,2,
Léo Girardi4,2, Helio J. Rocha-Pinto5,2, Eduardo Balbinot1,2, Luiz N. da Costa6,2, Marcio AG Maia6,2,
Mathias Schultheis7, Matthias Steinmetz3, Andrea Miglio8, Josefina Montalbán9, Donald P. Schneider10,11,
Timothy C. Beers12, Peter M. Frinchaboy13, Young Sun Lee14, and Gail Zasowski15


1 Institute of Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, PO Box 15051, 91501-970 Porto Alegre, Brazil
2 Interinstitutional e-Astronomy Laboratory − LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, 20921-400 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3 Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
4 Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova − INAF, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
5 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Valongo Observatory, Ladeira do Pedro Antônio 43, 20080-090 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6 National Observatory, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, 20921-400 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7 Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Laboratoire Lagrange, CNRS UMR 7923, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex, France
8 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
9 Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Allée du 6 août, 17 − Bât. B5c, 4000 Liege 1 (Sart-Tilman), Belgium
10 Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
11 Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
12 Department of Physics and JINA Center for the Evolution of the Elements, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
13 Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298840, Fort Worth, TX 76129, USA
14 Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Chungnam National University, 34134 Daejeon, Republic of Korea
15 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA

Currently, the highest level works use this method, including the GAIA DR2 project, the most important currently in Astrometry.

In 2015, Hindemburg wrote an article in which he defends the impossibility of black holes. The text is accessible in the private area, in our repository, for those who are interested, and will be part of one of his next books.