By the age of 14, Sabrina Pasterski had built her first plane and flown solo. At 22 she is an MIT graduate (with a 5.0 GPA) and Harvard Ph.D., candidate. Her website’s (physicsgirl.com) deceptively simple design belies the true depth of Pasterski’s biography; the truth is, Physics Girl is doing research that will rival the likes of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.
Despite an impressive list of global speaking engagements and some solid media coverage, Sabrina Pasterski is a low-key #booksbeforeboys kind of scientist, who doesn’t drink or smoke. So unless you like to read papers about black holes and quantum gravity, you may have never heard her name. Just to brag a little, do remember who introduced you to the girl who changed the way we understand the universe when she’s famous and everyone knows her name.
Sabrina is the most exciting thing to happen in the field of physics since… well, damn near ever. Not simply because of the extraordinary measure of her work, but because she has the opportunity to be a role model for young women in the STEM industries unlike any we’ve ever seen before. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, sisterhood rocks, smart chicks rock, and Sabrina Pasterski most definitely rocks.