Meet The 22-Year-Old Harvard PhD Physics Genius That Is Being Called The Next Einstein

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Meet the 22-Year-Old MIT Graduate Physics Genius That is the Next Einstein

MIT’s campus office faced a unique situation when 14 year old Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski stepped inside the office and asked for an approval for the single-engine plane she had built. Travel forward in time and the 22 year old is now an MIT graduate and a Harvard Ph.D.Meet the 22-Year-Old MIT Graduate Physics Genius That is the Next Einstein 4

She is a first-generation Cuban-American woman who already has job offers from Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon and aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin). NASA has also shown an interest in the young physicist. Pasterski’s study is focused on exploring black holes and space-time and she is particularly paying attention on explaining gravity using quantum mechanics.Meet the 22-Year-Old MIT Graduate Physics Genius That is the Next Einstein 3

The Chicago native doesn’t own a Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram account. What’s more peculiar is that she doesn’t even own a smartphone. However, she does regularly update her website, PhysicsGirl, with her proficiencies and list of achievements. She was on MIT’s waitlist when she first applied, however that was before the MIT professors, Allen Haggerty and Earll Murman, were shown a video of her building her airplane. Haggerty says, “Our mouths were hanging open after we looked at it. Her potential is off the charts.”Meet the 22-Year-Old MIT Graduate Physics Genius That is the Next Einstein 2

She was accepted and graduated with a GPA of 5.00 – the school’s highest score that is possible. Andrew Strominger, Harvard professor and her advisor who is publishing a paper with Stephen Hawking, also praised her. She has been given grants of thousands of dollars from Hertz Foundation, Smith Foundation and the National Science Foundation for supporting her studies and work.

Pasterski says, “Physics itself is exciting enough. It’s not like a 9-to-5 thing. When you’re tired you sleep, and when you’re not, you do physics.”



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  1. Just the fact that this young lady at 22 is interested in black holes could expand on Einstein’s light theories because black holes are inescapable which also applies to light. Einstein can be out done and it shouldn’t be frowned upon but almost a point for emphasis!

  2. She is a good engineer, but i dont see any point of thinking her as next Einstein. She built a plane, and acquired a good grade. Did she do any ground braking think for science/physics? Einstein was not expert in building plane! I think, her excellency is just overwhelming. There are many mechanics who can build plane, car, but doesnt mean they are Einstein! please dont use his name in such a random way. She is none, just a good engineer and brilliant student.

    1. What you just say, is quite dumb, actually have yoou ever saw someone building a functional plane at 14 yo? I don’t think so and she’s not just good at making things, she’s also a researcher so before saying anything degradating like this, please take a moment of reflection. Oh! I almost forgot, you don’t make any point on saying she hasn’t done any groundbreaking discovery, don’t forgot that she just got her Ph.D. and NOW she’ll be able to do real research, not alike when she was studying.

      Have a nice day.

      1. Not sure why you would need MIT’s approval to build a plane. I thought if you need any approval, it would be FAA (and off course your parents if you are only 14)

        I think Lisa’s point is To call Sabrina the next “Einstein”, we should expect some originality which so far is none. Sabrina can be smarter than Einstein but not him until we see some unique idea like relativity coming off her.

        Disappointing Essay by WonderfulEngineering..

  3. I am really impressed and challenged by her being a lady. I would like to get information on research works relating to evolution of rivers