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James Harris Simons was born on April 25, 1938 to an American Jewish family, the only child of Marcia (née Kantor) and Matthew Simons, and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. [17] He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958 [18] and a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley under supervision of Bertram Kostant in 1961 at the age of 23. [18]

Jim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he's working to support the next generation of math teachers and scholars. TED's Chris Anderson sits down with Simons to talk about his extraordinary life in numbers.

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**mathematician**who cracked codes for the National Security Agency on the side,**Jim Simons**had already revolutionized geometry -- and incidentally laid the foundation for string theory -- when he began to get restless. Along with a few hand-picked colleagues he started the investment firm that went on to become Renaissance, a hedge fund working with hitherto untapped algorithms, and became a billionaire in the process.**Jim****Simons**is a renowned**mathematician**and investor. Known as the "Quant King," he incorporated the use of quantitative analysis into his investment strategy.**Simons**is the founder of...He had conquered

**mathematics**, figured out code-breaking, and built a world-class university department at Stony Brook University. Now, he was sure he could master financial speculation. Later...Quant trading guru

**Jim****Simons**is calling it a day, sort of. The**mathematician**and cryptologist is famous in the investing community for bringing his analytical eye to the world of the stock...**James**Harris**Simons**is an American billionaire, award-winning**mathematician**and hedge fund manager who founded Renaissance Technologies in 1982. As of the end of 2020, the New York-based...The

**Simons Foundation**’s Outreach, Education and Engagement programs seek to stimulate a deeper interest and understanding of science and**mathematics**among students, professionals and the interested public. Science Sandbox supports and collaborates with programs that unlock scientific thinking in everyone. The division’s education initiative, Math for America, focuses on reaching secondary school students with a corps of outstanding STEM teachers and leaders in U.S. public schools.**Jim****Simons**was a middle-aged**mathematician**in a strip mall who knew little about finance. He had to overcome his own doubts to turn Wall Street on its head.**Jim****Simons**looked to math and...**Jim Simons (mathematician**) (born 1938),**mathematician**and hedge fund manager.**Jim Simons**(golfer) (1950–2005), American golfer. Jimmy**Simons**(born 1970), Dutch footballer. Jimmy**Simons**, co-winner of 2001 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.**James****Simons**, preceded by John Calhoun Sheppard as speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives.