... This is before Taylor would transform the family’s garage into a mysterious, glow-in-the-dark cache of rocks and metals and liquids with unimaginable powers. Before he would conceive, in a series of unlikely epiphanies, new ways to use neutrons to confront some of the biggest challenges of our time: cancer and nuclear terrorism. Before he would build a reactor that could hurl atoms together in a 500-million-degree plasma core—becoming, at 14, the youngest individual on Earth to achieve nuclear fusion...
— Tom Clynes, Popular Science, "The Boy Who Played With Fusion"

As far back as I can remember I have been passionately curious about how the world works and how it could work. When I was ten years old, this passion found nuclear science, the study of some of the most powerful and fundamental structures and forces composing our universe. After fusing the atom when I was 14, I have been lucky enough to work on and solve some grand problems and challenges we face in society today. Many of these innovations were just byproducts of a very passionate quest to attempt and understand how our world works. I think that is the one of the greatest things about science, that when someone has a passion to delve into the heart of how something works, they can produce these byproducts, innovation that drive our species forward. 

I think of myself as an explorer- whether it is out into the desert in search of lost nuclear history, or into the heart of the matter- it is in this exploration that I have found my passion. You'll find the stories of some of these explorations on this site, I hope you enjoy! If you would like learn more about my story you can check out many great articles and profiles below. One of my personal favorites is The Boy Who Played With Fusion which I think does a great job telling the story from the beginning.