Taylor Wilson Bio, Age, IQ, Net worth, Girlfriend, Company, and Scientific projects.

Taylor Wilson Biography

Taylor Wilson is an American nuclear physics enthusiast, entrepreneur, and science advocate. He produced nuclear fusion using a fusor at the age of 14 and at the time he was the youngest person ever to do so.

Taylor Wilson Age

He was born Taylor Ramon Wilson on May 7, 1994, in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States.

Taylor Wilson Girlfriend

The 24-year-old scientist hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his personal life. He focuses more on his job.

Taylor Wilson Company

He skipped college for a Thiel Fellowship and is now working for the Helena energy think tank. He also has created a mini-sun in his garage.

Taylor Wilson IQ

At the age of 10, he built his first bomb and at the age of 14, he made a nuclear fusion reactor using a fusor.

Taylor Wilson Net Worth

The young scientist has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2019.

Taylor Wilson Personal life and education

He was born to Kenneth Wilson and Tiffany Wilson in 1994. His father is a third generation Coca-Cola bottling plant owner and his mother a Yoga instructor. Prior entering the field of nuclear science at the age of 10, he was initially interested in rocketry and space science. He attended both the Davidson Academy of Nevada and the University of Nevada, Reno where he was  given a laboratory to conduct his fusion research.
He was awarded a Thiel Fellowship in June 2012. He was named a member of the Helena Group in 2017, an “elite and edgy” think tank of global leaders focused on executing projects that improve the world.

Taylor Wilson Scientific projects

Fusion reactor

He achieved nuclear fusion using an inertial electrostatic confinement(IEC) device in 2008. To conduct nuclear experiments he used the flux of neutrons from a deuterium-deuterium fusion reaction. He also studied novel fusion fuels inside the IEC device.
He spoke at a TED conference regarding the building of his fusion reactor in March 2012. He has conducted fusion research using dense plasma focus devices along with the IEC reactors. He also constructed and developed nuclear diagnostics for basic fusion research.

Nuclear detection

He entered the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, California, in May 2010. He won several awards for his project titled “Fission Vision: The Detection of Prompt and Delayed Induced Fission Gamma Radiation, and the Application to the Detection of Proliferated Nuclear Materials”.
He entered his radiation detector in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California, against a field of 1,500 competitors and won a US$50,000 award in May 2011. His project, “Countering Nuclear Terrorism: Novel Active and Passive Techniques for Detecting Nuclear Threats”, won the First Place Award in the Physics and Astronomy Category, Best of Category Award, and the Intel Young Scientist Award.
He was offered federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy concerning his research. He has conducted in building inexpensive Cherenkov radiation detectors; Wilson has declined on an interim basis due to pending patent issues.
He invented a working detector that cost a few hundred dollars, unlike the traditional Cherenkov detectors usually cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Fission reactor

At TED 2013, on February 27, 2013, he presented his ideas on the benefits of building small underground nuclear fission reactors that are self-contained and use down-blended uranium and plutonium from decommissioned nuclear weapons as fuel.
He designed a variation of a compact molten salt reactor that he says would supply about 50 MW and would need refueling only once every 30 years.

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