Passionate – having strong feelings about subjects and hobbies that interest you.
Curious – always wanting to learn new things.
Self-motivated – doing activities for yourself without being told how to do them.
Taylor Wilson is a Nuclear Physicist who looks into new ways to harvest energy from radioactive materials. From as young as 11, Taylor has been curious about the way the world works, his interests including space travel, genetics, chemistry and nuclear energy. He became the youngest person to ever create a nuclear fusion reactor when he achieved it at the age of 14, doing all of his work in his parent’s garage. He was self-motivated to complete the task and gained widespread recognition for his achievements.
Taylor was awarded a Thiel Fellowship in 2012 (a $100,000 grant awarded to under 19’s who excel at research) at the age of 18 and continues to research and develop new technologies. He is very passionate about helping the world to be a better place and is using his grant to develop new ways to use subatomic particles to confront 3 of the biggest challenges that face us at this current time: cancer, terrorism and the energy crisis.