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A boy made a nuclear reactor at home

A boy made a nuclear reactor at home
The boy, Jackson Oswalt, determined to become the youngest nuclear home, produced a nuclear fusion reactor in his own room. Jackson Oswalt lives in Tennessee (USA). Currently, he is in grade 8 and has common interests such as playing tennis, running and playing Fortnite games. Jackson Oswalt likes to go to school and hang out with friends. But apart from all that, Jackson Oswalt built its own nuclear reactor at the age of 12. In 2018, the boy accidentally read the article about Taylor Wilson (14), who owns the technology of synthetic car garage in Reno, Nevada (USA). This has created great interest and passion for Jackson Oswalt. “It is definitely a challenge for me. But I always wanted to become the youngest person to hold that record”, he said of his motivation. There are many difficulties in synthesizing this technology such as creating temperatures at 100 million degrees Celsius. Even scientists are not very lucky. But that did not stop Jackson Oswalt’s determination. The boy began to learn about nuclear synthesis, how to build, what tools needed and time to complete. He spent hours and hours in his wood mill to do the job. More specifically, this research cost him a lot of time, effort and money. The boy learns from people who have done this work before, mainly doing testing and correcting errors. Of course, in the process, Jackson was exposed to 50,000 Volt and radioactive electricity. This prompted his parents for his son’s safety to seek help from his physics teacher, scientists at Memphis Children’s Research Hospital or Christian Brothers University professor. All aimed at protecting Jackson from radiation exposure. Even so, the boy often works alone. Accordingly, Jackson uploads files to his work on the Fusor.net forum, asking for suggestions and comments. Before his 13th birthday, after synthesizing research results, he posted on the forum and waited for verification. In January 2018, Richard Hull, Fusor.net administrator and retired electronics engineer, confirmed that Jackson was indeed the youngest person to own the nuclear reactor. Jackson officially became the youngest nuclear physicist at the age of 12, breaking Taylor’s record. However, this is just the beginning for Jackson. Recently, he began discussing on the forum about new issues. Accordingly, Jackson is hatching plans to build more reactors that use spherical Tokamak technology with a different way of energy traps than available equipment. Moreover, he wanted to pursue a career in nuclear physics. Because this is what you do best. At the same time, Jackson was interested in establishing an organization to help young people with the same passion. “Children make up a large part of the community and we have great ideas. If it can’t be turned into reality, it’s a waste”, Jackson said.