Achievements

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      James Simons earned fame in theoretical physics for his research and theory known as Chern-Simons invariants, and became the Chairman of the Math Department at Stony Brook University and used his computer-based mathematical tools in his firm to predict price change in financial instruments.

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      For his contribution to geometry and topology, James Simons won the 1976 AMS Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry and later founded Math for America, a non-profit organization aimed at improving mathematics education in U.S. public schools.

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      James Simons was named Financial Engineer of the Year by the International Association of Financial Engineers in 2006.

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      James Simons was elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA in 2014.

Archimedes 68 meter yacht was built in the year 2008 by Van Lent and has a value of $100 Million which is owned by James Simons.

Renaissance Technologies, one of the most successful Hedge Fund management company was founded by James Simons.

Possessions

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      The famous mathematician, James H. Simons owns a Six-acre estate East Setauket as his home where he lives with his wife Marilyn Hawrys Simons and daughter Audrey.

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      James Simons owns a 222 feet high yacht named Archimedes, which has an estimated value of around $100 Million and was built in 2008 at Van Lent.

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      As a big time philanthropist James Simons and his wife, Marilyn, founded the Simons Foundation in 1994 which they own to support projects related to education and health, and research in mathematics and the sciences and made a $60 Million donation to found the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook.

Interesting Facts

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      James Simons is a simple man who likes to live quite a private life and shuns being into the limelight of media.

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      In 2016, asteroid 6618 Jim Simons, discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1936, was named after James Simons by the International Astronomical Union in honor of his numerous contributions to mathematics and philanthropy.

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      James Simons likes to employ in his firm people from the non-financial background including mathematicians, physicists, signal processing experts, and statisticians.

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      He is an avid art lover with a piece of paintings of ancient Greeks like Archimedes and Socrates teaching mathematics decorating his office.

James Simons is renowned for his asset investments and owns Gulfstream G650 as his private jet, which is worth $70 Million.