A 13-year-old boy in England is the youngest in the world to carry out nuclear fusion.
Jamie Edwards, at the age of 13, recreated a process known as inertial electrostatic confinement - which has been around since the 1960s - just days shy of his 14th birthday, according to the BBC. The previous youngest person was 14-year-old Taylor Wilson, a student from the U.S. who completed the process in 2008.
The process works by putting a high voltage through a confined gas creating tiny pockets hotter than the surface of the sun, the article said.
The article said Edwards’ teacher gave him the £2,000 ($3,343.80) needed for the project, which he started in October. The teen ordered parts and equipment from Lithuania, the U.S. and the UK. The record attempt must be verified by the Open Source Fusor Research Consortium.
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