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Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer - NYTimes.com
Math is considered a young person’s game. But Dr. Simons continues to map its frontiers.
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His casual manner — he’s known as Jim — belies a wide-ranging intellect that seems to resonate with top scientists.

“He’s an individual of enormous talent and accomplishment, yet he’s completely unpretentious,” said Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist who is the president of Rockefeller University. “He manages to blend all these admirable qualities.”
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“I wasn’t the fastest guy in the world,” Dr. Simons said of his youthful math enthusiasms. “I wouldn’t have done well in an Olympiad or a math contest. But I like to ponder. And pondering things, just sort of thinking about it and thinking about it, turns out to be a pretty good approach.”
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july 2014 by snearch

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