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Jim Simons: Renaissance Mathematician

Jim Simons is a man who has lived a full life as a mathematician.  While doing mathematical research and laying the foundation for string theory, he also cracked codes for the NSA.  He then went into cracking Wall Street, applying mathematics to investments and becoming wealthy.  He is now active with his Simons Foundation, which supports math and science education and autism research.  Watch this TED talk to find out more.

A Rare Interview with the Mathematician who Cracked Wall Street

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