Completing college program at the age of 9, Laurent Simons broke the world record and became the youngest person in history to receive a college degree.
With a minimum IQ of 145, superhuman memory capacity and excellent thinking, Laurent Simons, born in Belgium in 2010, currently living in the Netherlands, will become the youngest person to receive a diploma. college later this year.
Laurent Simons was born in 2010 in Belgium.
Accordingly, the boy began his undergraduate program at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) in March 2019, after just 9 months Laurent had passed all subjects as well as completed the graduation project. School in December this year.
Graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Laurent will break the previous record of the youngest person who graduated from college, Michael Kearney in 1994. Kearney completed his undergraduate program at the University of Alabama (USA) in 10 year old.
Born in Belgium and raised in the Netherlands, Laurent Simons went to high school at age 6, left high school and went to college at 8 and finished it all before he could celebrate his 10th birthday.
Having special abilities in memory as well as ecstatic thinking, Laurent Simons is passionate about many fields of natural sciences from Mathematics to Medicine. After graduation, he said he would encroach into Computer Science.
Simons said he really likes math.
In Math, Simons says he loves it very much because it is so wide and has many internal subjects that stimulate thinking like statistical probability, algebra or geometry. It takes an average of 10 weeks to complete these subjects, while it takes only a few days for a 9-year-old male.
Professor Peter Baltus, a Simons instructor at the University of Eindhoven, was impressed with his students 'abilities and accomplishments: ' At the beginning of the class, it was strange for me to have a boy standing in the middle of the room. ranks big boys. But over time, I got used to exchanging academic topics with this boy, even though I sometimes forgot he was just a baby. '
With such outstanding achievements, Simons is receiving the attention of many universities around the world when continuously receiving offers from these schools.
'I love going to California, the weather is very nice, everything is great but besides I also want to go to London,' Simons said in an interview with the Telegraph, referring to his hesitation between admission. Harvard and Oxford, Cambridge.
Laurent has many special abilities in memory as well as in ecstatic thinking.
His son, Alexander Simons, said: ' My son receives many offers from American professors, he also likes to come to the US because he has so many opportunities to grow. However, I think my son will choose Oxford and come to England.
No matter where I go, my family will go with me to take care because even though I am going to study for a master's degree, a doctor, my child is just a boy. Anyway, the competition to enter these prestigious schools is extremely tough. '
Professor John Wilkes, Dean of Science Faculty at American University (Switzerland), was an advisor to Laurent Simons when he was 6 years old.``I used to study at Oxford University, so I want to be guided. his student into this school. Not only has a long history as well as top quality education, but this place has a very good environment for Simons to develop itself.
I taught the boy program for 16-year-olds when he was only 6 years old. In the process of learning, I found this is a boy with all the elements to become an outstanding prodigy and can develop more in the future '.
Despite being considered a prodigy with outstanding academic achievements, Laurent Simons is still just a boy with the same interests as other children. After school, he plays with his dog and visits his grandparents in the countryside, playing Fortine and Minecraft with his friends.
Simons also cherishes distant dreams like peers. He said he wanted to be an astronaut to explore things beyond the sky, but now he wants to focus on medicine and become a heart surgeon. circuit.
Simons also cherishes distant dreams like peers.
'My grandparents in the countryside are old. Old age does not make grandparents as tired as heart disease. Heart attacks as well as unhealthy heart make grandparents have many problems in daily life. This is the reason and motivation for me to try to become a cardiologist in the fastest time , ' Simons said.
Professor Peter Baltus added before the information that his pupil stood on the threshold of choosing a school to continue his education: 'I really do not want to say too much but obviously he is 3 times more intelligent than the students. My other tablet. Not only did he memorize quickly, but he also had a very different way of thinking to solve the situation in a unique way that no one else could think of '.
Simons' parents, 29 years old, have followed their children to receive high school diplomas in the amazement of everyone in the hall, sharing the feeling of anxiety recovery when the child will receive a college diploma. December coming here.
'Currently my child has not yet made a final decision and is still thinking about the future plan. We don't interfere no matter what decision we make, we always support and help our children realize their dreams, as long as they like it, '' said Simons ' parents.