12-Year-Old Genius Expands Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Thinks He Can Prove It Wrong
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 she taped her son explaining his take on the theory.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Was Einstein Wrong?
OK, so Time magazine isn't where I usually go for stories about involved math and science topics, but the title of this one was just too good for me not to read the entire article: