Eight years ago, a 14-year old girl went to MIT campus offices to seek approval for a single-engine plane she had built. That same girl is taking the world of physics by storm, and not just that she is now generating buzz as Harvard University has claimed that she might be the world's next Einstein.
Wait, fellas! This is no hype as she seems to be doing terrific work pushing the boundaries of the most popular and debated areas of physics.
She is now a Harvard PhD candidate and she is just 23 years of age.
I'm sure you will be interested in knowing about her life and how she came to be called as the next Einstein.
Do you wanna know? Then, let's take a look.
Sabrina Pasterski is a first generation Cuban-American; she was born in Chicago in 1993, then enrolled in the Edison Regional Gifted Center in 1998. She graduated from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2010.
The 23-year-old Harvard PhD student (and top MIT grad) has never had an alcoholic drink or a cigarette, and isn't on any form of social media, from Facebook to LinkedIn. She doesn't even own a smartphone. "I'd rather stay alert, and hopefully I'm known for what I do and not what I don't do," said Sabrina.
Pasterski was rejected by Harvard and waitlisted at MIT in the spring of 2010, before eventually being accepted. From there, she graduated with the highest honours and entered the prestigious Harvard PhD program, gaining accolades such as a $250,000 Hertz Foundation fellowship for her research.
Right now, Pasterski is focused on grappling with physics problems that excite her, learning as much as she can from the rich resources she has access to. But with standing job offers from NASA and Blue Origin, Pasterski might eventually make a big impact on aircraft travel--specifically, space travel.
Sabrina has not only won academic accolades but recognition from biggies across the globe. Companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX are looking for bright young minds like her to shape the future of space exploration and push us into the next frontier. Stephen Hawking has cited her in a paper he co-wrote with some other top scientists. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, has offered Pasterski a job.
Pasterski's potential is far from unnoticed: Forbes named her to its under 30 All Star list.
Still, Pasterski remains humble about her success. "I am just a grad student. I have so much to learn. I do not deserve the attention," she writes.
She believes that Physics is exciting enough. When you're tired you sleep, and when you're not, you do physics. It is as simple for Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski.
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