Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors

Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors

Taylor WilsonTaylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. Wilson, who has won backing to create a company to realize his vision, explains why he’s so excited about his innovative design for small modular fission reactors — and why it could be the next big step in solving the global energy crisis.

At 14, Taylor Wilson became the youngest person to achieve fusion — with a reactor born in his garage. Now he wants to save our seaports from nuclear terror.

 

 

 

“I started out with a dream to make a star in a jar, and I ended up … making things that I think can change the world.” #QUOTE