An 11-year-old child prodigy has just become the second youngest person to ever graduate from university. His name is Laurent Simons and he just graduated from the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics after completing the entire degree in one year, rather than three.
He was actually set to become a college graduate at age 9 back in 2019, but school officials at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands wouldn’t allow it before the age of 10.
The only person to graduate university younger than Simons was Michael Kearney who graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1994 at age 10.
But, according to Simons, he doesn’t care about being the youngest. He said, “I don’t really care if I’m the youngest…it’s all about getting knowledge for me…Two things are important in such a study: acquiring knowledge and applying that knowledge. To achieve the second, I want to work with the best professors in the world, look inside their brains and find out how they think…”
Simons is on track to move into a Master’s Program at the University of Antwerp this summer.
His ultimate goal? Achieve immortality. Simons said, “I want to be able to replace as many body parts as possible with mechanical parts. I’ve mapped out a path to get there. You can see it as a big puzzle. Quantum physics—the study of the smallest particles—is the first piece of the puzzle…”
Can you imagine in the future if he achieves this? WHAT! He may very well be the next Einstein.
What if your kid became a college graduate at age 11? Wouldn’t that be insane?