American nuclear scientist who became the youngest person at age 14 to produce nuclear fusion. He won several awards in the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2010.
He started studying nuclear science at age 10 when he went to the Davidson Academy of Nevada and the University of Nevada.
He was awarded the $100,000 Thiel Fellowship in June 2012.
His parents are Kenneth and Tiffany Wilson, the owner of a Coca-Cola bottling plant and a yoga instructor respectively.
He presented his nuclear security work to U.S. President Barack Obama in 2012.