A child genius from Belgium by the name of Laurent Simons recently made headlines after it was revealed he would receive a bachelor’s degree at only nine years old. After some disputes with his university over his graduation date, the young boy has his eyes on something bigger: a doctorate at university in the United States.
Laurent impressed the world with his smarts as he studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands. The nine-year-old was studying electrical engineering and his intelligence was described by staff as “simply extraordinary.” Laurent quickly soaked up the challenging material.
Sjoerd Hulshof, education director of the TUE bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, said in a statement: “Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here,” he said to CNN. “Not only is he hyper-intelligent but [he is] also a very sympathetic boy.” The boy’s incredible intelligence and progress on his degree has caught the attention of universities around the globe, who have been steadily trying to recruit him as he and his family plan his academic pursuits for a Ph.D. “The absorption of information is no problem for Laurent,” said his father, Alexander Simons. “I think the focus will be on research and applying the knowledge to discover new things.”
Unfortunately, due to disputes between the Simons family and TUE, Laurent has ended his studies at the university. From the beginning of Laurent’s time at TUE, the family was adamant that Laurent completed his bachelor’s degree at the age of 9. That meant completing the degree within ten months, though studies for a degree at the university typically last three years. However, TUE recently recommended that Laurent finish his studies by mid-2020 rather than the end of December as planned. The decision was due to the number of exams the young boy still needed to complete.
The Simons family rejected the university’s idea and will move Laurent to another university. His father suggested that the university’s idea to delay Laurent’s graduation date is because of the family’s decision to go to another university for Laurent’s Ph.D. However, the university disagreed. “We never try to keep our students to ourselves. It would never be a motivation to frustrate somebody,” Ivo Jongsma, a spokesman for TUE, told CNN. “His supervisors enjoyed working with him, not only because of his enormous talent but also because he is a very kindhearted and inquisitive boy. The door is therefore still open for him to resume the study as long as the conditions remain realistic.”
A New Challenge
Fracasos de bodas que te harán llorar de la risa
Puedes intentar planificar todo lo que quieras, pero nada garantiza una boda perfecta. Estos recién casados pensaron que su día especial se desarrollaría sin problemas, pero lamentablemente se equivocaron. Desde pasteles caídos hasta terroríficas fotobombas, estos fracasos de bodas te harán reír, llorar y encogerte de la mejor manera. Si se va a casar en un futuro cercano, tenga cuidado: ¡esto podría ponerlo más que un poco nervioso!
Animals That Inspired Some Of The World’s Most Cutting Edge Technology
Our daily lives are filled with objects we take for granted, from lawn mowers to escalators. Technology has come a long way over the centuries, but apparently there’s an unsung hero in our midst – the animals. Giraffes, elephants, and many other beasts of the land have played crucial roles in the development of our modern society. You’ll never look at them the same again.
Are Dogs Really Colorblind? The Top Pet Myths You Need To Stop Believing
From dangerous trendy diets to old wives’ tales, you would be surprised at what people believe when it comes to their furry friends. While some of these pet myths may be silly, others can put your pet’s health at risk. Find out which widely believed pet notions are actually false. It’s time to discover the truth and science behind some of these persistent beliefs, as we debunk some of the most common pet myths.