Meet the youngest person on Earth to achieve nuclear fusion

Taylor Wilson built his first bomb when he was 10 years old. Four years later, he became the thirty-second person on Earth to ever build a working nuclear fusion reactor.

"I would say someone like [Taylor] comes along maybe once in a generation," says Kristina Johnson, who, when she met Taylor, was serving as the Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. "He’s not just smart; he’s cool and articulate. I think he may be the most amazing kid I’ve ever met."

And after reading this incredible profile on Taylor, penned by Popular Science’s Tom Clynes, we’re inclined to agree — though calling Taylor “smart” may just be the understatement of the century.

Continue Reading

488 notes
Posted on Friday, 17 February
Tagged as: Fusion Physics Science nuclear physics taylor wilson tom clynes News Science People
Next Post Previous Post
  1. leaughan reblogged this from physicsmajor
  2. motifxs reblogged this from physicsmajor
  3. 3blake7 reblogged this from physicsmajor
  4. thenextedpoe reblogged this from physicsmajor
  5. aerotree reblogged this from physicsmajor
  6. hdle126 reblogged this from shamefullyinspired
  7. livesareenterainment reblogged this from mad-variables
  8. mad-variables reblogged this from thatsl337
  9. thatsl337 reblogged this from physicsmajor
  10. glacialies reblogged this from llterne
  11. rosaparksandrec reblogged this from jesus-h-science and added:
    What a boss
  12. jesus-h-science reblogged this from physicsmajor
  13. ellamyth reblogged this from physicsmajor
  14. intenselyclever reblogged this from scinerds
  15. penguinsstealingsanity reblogged this from 14-billion-years-later
  16. formerlyinloversmeeting reblogged this from crownedrose
  17. theprivatelifeofsherlockholmes reblogged this from watchingthenightsky
  18. watchingthenightsky reblogged this from scinerds
  19. therandompeach reblogged this from agentizzy353
  20. agentizzy353 reblogged this from justjace
  21. justjace reblogged this from 14-billion-years-later
  22. petercoffin reblogged this from astrowebs and added:
    This 16 year old dude has achieved nuclear fusion.
  23. wwwanderlust reblogged this from mattmeetstheinternet
  24. etceteraandwhatnot reblogged this from physicsmajor
  25. nonphallic-eclairs reblogged this from 14-billion-years-later
  26. hisamusingworld reblogged this from the-naut
  27. futuredaniel reblogged this from expose-the-light
  28. indolentry reblogged this from eggznrice