Young scientist takes to podium - again

Jamie Edwards on stage at CERN Switzerland
Jamie Edwards on stage at CERN Switzerland
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PENWORTHAM teen boffin Jamie Edwards has been invited to do another TEDx talk – following his debut performance at the Cern Institute in Geneva last week.

The Priory Academy pupil received a standing ovation when he became youngest person ever to give a talk at TEDx Cern.

He shared a stage in Switzerland with some of the world’s top scientists and physicists – after becoming the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion in March.

The event was hosted by top astronomer Professor Brian Cox, and also featured leading cosmologists, mathematicians, engineers, philosophers and musicians from around the world.

Tomorrow he willspeak at TEDx Salford, alongside a line-up of top experts.

They range from a Nobel Peace Prize Winner to a developmental psychologist and a computer hacker/security expert.

The event will be held at The Lowry, and runs from 10am until 8.30pm. Jamie is scheduled to take the stage for 20 minutes.

Head of science at the Crow Hills Road school, Rebecca Honeyman, said the whole school was very proud of Jamie, and would be right behind him on Sunday.

She added:“As Jamie’s Science teacher I felt so proud that Jamie was selected to do a TEDx talk at Cern last week.

“This was a fantastic achievement.

“The success at this event (including a standing ovation from 1200 professors) has led to Jamie being asked to deliver another TEDx talk at Salford this weekend.

“This has just reaffirmed what I already know, and it’s great to hear that the rest of the science community think he is star too.”

The youngster became an international phenomenon when, at the age of 13, he became the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion- from a science lab at his school, who funded the project.