Laurent Simons, an amazing 11-year-old genius, graduated from the University of Antwerp in Belgium with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics after finishing the three-year program in a record-breaking one year.
Laurent Simons, who was born in the Belgian port city of Ostend, simultaneously pursued a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree.
From an early age, the little genius has been breaking records. He graduated from high school at the age of 8, having finished all the required courses in just 1.5 years.
Laurent’s grandma found his brilliance and told Lydia and Alexander Simmons, Laurent’s parents, about his prowess.
His parent did not believe at first. “They noticed something very special about Laurent,” Lydia, Laurent’s mother narrated.
Laurent was enrolled to take multiple tests to figure out the best course of action for his education.
His performance in the tests led him to complete his classes even faster than the college-aged students at the university.
Speaking about his outstanding performance, Laurent said he does not care if he was the youngest to achieve the feat but only interested in acquiring knowledge.
“I don’t really care if I’m the youngest. For me, it’s all about acquiring knowledge,” Simons told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
Laurent expressed that he has a keen interest in classical and quantum physics as he aspires to make human beings immortal.
“This is the first puzzle piece in my goal of replacing body parts with mechanical parts,” Simons said.
“Immortality is my goal. I want to be able to replace as many body parts as possible with mechanical parts,” he added.
He noted that he has mapped out a path to get there and that it involves Quantum Physics – the study of the smallest particles.
He declared, “I want to work with the top professors in the world, delve into their brains, and find out how they think in order to answer that riddle.”
Laurent Simons is currently scheduled to graduate with a master’s in physics from the University of Antwerp and then pursue a PhD.