The mathematician who cracked Wall Street | Jim Simons

The mathematician who cracked Wall Street | Jim Simons

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Jim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he’s working to support the next generation of math teachers and scholars. TED’s Chris Anderson sits down with Simons to talk about his extraordinary life in numbers.

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  7. This should be a 2hr long interview.. the rush from the interviewer on the first part ended up being justified by the amazing last half were Jim could talk more freely about how he views the world. Such a fine gentlemen.

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  9. It's so frustrating how eager the interviewer is to jump into the conversation and interrupt him. Like, when you are on stage with one of the greatest minds in the history of mathematics, you should shut up and let him talk.

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  11. Really glad this genius was interrupted several times by the worst interviewer of all time. When he accepted the interview that was when the teaching moment began.