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Child Genius Set to Graduate from University at Age 9

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Outside of school, Laurent Simons is your typical 9-year-old child. The Belgian boy plays video games like Fortnite and Minecraft, spends time on social media, and loves to travel. But when it comes to studying, he puts students a decade his seniors to shame, graduating from university at age nine.

 

If all goes well and Laurent Simons completes his final project at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands, he will graduate with a degree in electrical engineering in December. Most people take three years to graduate from the very same program, but Laurent entered just last year, and he is set to complete in just 10 months. That’s thanks to his superior intellect and his remarkable capacity to take in lots of information in very little time, which allows professors to go through the curriculum at a much faster pace.

 

“It’s been quite special and enjoyable,” Peter Baltus, a professor of integrated electronics, said about working with his youngest ever student. “Laurent’s absorption capacity is very high, which means that everything goes much faster, and we can cover a lot more material in a short span of time.”

 

Laurent’s parents recall his grandparents telling them that he was special from a very young age, but they didn’t pay much attention to their observations at first. But then he started primary school when he was four, and at six-year-old he was already in high-school. Then he started university and professors there couldn’t stop talking about how impressive their son was. So yes, now they realize that their son is pretty special.

 

The 9-year-old “child genius” says he wants to study medicine after he graduates in December, and start working on artificial organs. That’s definitely a field that many experts claim has the potential to change medicine as we know it today, but Laurent Simons’ reasons are personal. The grandparents he grew up with suffer from heart conditions, and he wants to help people like them.

 

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18 hours ago, AlexRich said:

Well done little Laurent, fantastic achievement and something Belgians can be proud of ...

 

... because you don’t want to be just famous for chocolate and paedophilia.

LOL.....hahahaha

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Only 2 reactions, and negative too... The world hates us - while we have done so much good for the world.

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14 hours ago, oldhippy said:

Only 2 reactions, and negative too... The world hates us - while we have done so much good for the world.

But admittedly ... not great with kids.

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1 hour ago, AlexRich said:

But admittedly ... not great with kids.

 

Whaaaaat? We invented Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet for those little noise makers.

 

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On 11/20/2019 at 2:21 AM, oldhippy said:

Beer!

How can you forget beer?

 

"French" fries and Leopold II of Belgium. 

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6 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

"French" fries and Leopold II of Belgium. 

"french" fries = theft by frogs

And our Leo Number 2 is the one who brought civilisation to Congo, Ruanda and Burundi.

 

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10 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

And our Leo Number 2 is the one who brought civilisation to Congo, Ruanda and Burundi.

 

You mean enslaved them and stole their resource but sure it was normal at that time. 

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4 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

You mean enslaved them and stole their resource but sure it was normal at that time. 

He may have chopped off some hands, but merely by accident and got royally paid.....

 

Actually, I will be straigth with you: I don't like Leo Number 2.

A French speaking German!

Surely brexiteers would also dispise that combination.

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36 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

 

Whaaaaat? We invented Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet for those little noise makers.

 

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Santa Claus , enough already , just back from Tesco Lotus and the fat git is sitting outside already.

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i was like this kid. then i discovered girls.

 

 

  • Haha 1

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2 hours ago, toofarnorth said:

Santa Claus , enough already , just back from Tesco Lotus and the fat git is sitting outside already.

Go for the original !

Even though he is christian, Turk and racist.

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