Laurent Simons, 11 years old, received a bachelor’s degree with a difference from the University of Antwerp in 18 months of study. His head was quantum physics. Now Simons, who is half Belgian and half Dutch, is planning his doctorate, which will take him to several different countries, including Israel, a hub for biotechnology. He says his research goal is “immortality” achieved by “replacing as many parts of the body as possible with artificial organs.”
From the age:
“I can imagine a lot of people thinking ‘leave him alone, he’s still young’,” [Laurent’s mother] said.
“But people who say they have not had a child like Laurent. Everyone, including psychologists who want to give advice, just can not because there has never been a case like this before.”;
“I find it flattering that people compare me to Einstein,” said Laurent, who has an IQ of 145. “But I think everyone is unique. Einstein is just Einstein, and I, Laurent, am just Laurent.”
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