Published On: Mon, Jan 18th, 2016

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James Simons. A conversation with Billionaire Mathematician

 

James Harris “Jim” Simons (born 1938) is an American mathematician, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is a code breaker and studies pattern recognition. Simons is the co-inventor – with Shiing-Shen Chern – of the Chern–Simons form, Chern and Simons (1974) one of the most important parts of string theory.
Simons was a professor of mathematics at Stony Brook University and was also the former chair of the Mathematics Department at Stony Brook.
In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies, a private hedge fund investment company based in New York with over $25 billion under management. Simons retired at the end of 2009 as CEO of one of the world’s most successful hedge fund companies. Simons’ net worth is estimated to be $14 billion.

Conversation with Billionaire Mathematician, by Value Walk

 

 

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