Jacob Barnett, 14, is studying for a Master's degree in quantum physics.
What makes this story most remarkable is that his parents were told he'd never be able to read.
Jacob was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old.
"Oh my gosh, when he was 2, my fear was that he would never be in our world at all," Kristine Barnett, Jacob's mother, told the Indianapolis Star in 2011. "He would not talk to anyone. He would not even look at us."
Jacob proved his doctors wrong.
Now he's solving quantum mechanics problems.
With an IQ of 170, higher than that of Albert Einstein, the young genius from Indiana was tipped as a future Nobel prize winner after a Princeton professor confirmed that the then-9-year-old's mathematical models were groundbreaking, expanding on Einstein's famous field of relativity.
"I'm impressed by his interest in physics and the amount that he has learned so far," Professor Scott Tremaine wrote in an email to the family. "The theory that he's working on involves several of the toughestRead More »from Autistic teen may be smarter than Einstein