April 4, 2011

Autistic 12-Year-Old Wants to Challenge Einstein

Michelle Castillo, Time

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Could Einstein's Theory of Relativity be a few mathematical equations away from being disproved?  Jacob Barnett of Hamilton County, Ind., who is just weeks shy of his 13th birthday, thinks so. And, he's got the solutions to prove it.

Barnett, who has an IQ of 170, explained his expanded theory of relativity — in a YouTube video. His mother Kristine Barnett, who admittedly flunked math, did what every other mother would do if her genius son started talking mathematical gibberish. She told him to explain the whole thing slowly while Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Relativity, Albert Einstein, Autism