May 15

Kerek Reidier earned his PhD in quantum cryptography from MIT at age 23. From 2001-2006, he taught at the University of Chicago and was awarded a grant to investigate the theoretical model of supersymmetry at the Fermi Lab. In 2006, he was awarded research grant to explore quantum entanglement as part of Elementary Particle Experiment group at Brown University. He worked as a professor and researcher there until 2008.

According to the University and public records, Reidier and his family were killed while he was performing an unauthorized experiment layering Bose-Einstein condensates with deuterium while using a pulsed beam of photons from an ALS to ionize the electrons, which caused it to fragment into a severe "Coulomb explosion."

This is a lie.