Oct 7, 2020

Middle school student achieved nuclear fusion in his family playroom

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Hours before his 13th birthday, Jackson Oswalt (USA) fused together two deuterium atoms using a reactor he had built in the playroom of his family home in Memphis, Tennessee.

This could only mean one thing. Jackson officially became the world’s youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion.

His impressive achievement was verified by, The Open Source Fusor Research Consortium, and confirmed by fusion researcher Richard Hull, who maintains a list of amateur scientists who have achieved fusion at home.

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