Preparing to graduate from university later this year at the age of 9. The Belgian prodigy is planning to continue his studies to get a PhD in electrical engineering and a medical degree at the same time.
Laurent Simons is the Belgian currently studying electrical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, a major that is difficult even for students of the right age. Laurent’s parents themselves could not explain their son’s special abilities.
Two years later, Laurent graduated high school. In March this year, this special boy became a new student in Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology.
And within nearly 9 short months, to everyone’s surprise, Laurent completed the research project. After receiving a university diploma, Laurent plans to continue his doctorate program.
Laurent is not the only prodigy in the world but is impressed by the ability to absorb, memorize and discover quickly. Tests showed the boy had an IQ of 145. For normal students it would take weeks to months to acquire a subject’s knowledge, Laurent would only take a few days.
His favorite subject was mathematics, because according to Laurent “it was very large and interesting“.
In interviews with the press, Lydia and Alexander Simons – Laurent’s parents, said that in the family, there has never been a prodigy like their child. They were also surprised by the intelligence of their son but always loved and regarded him as normal children.
Currently both are looking for new educational programs for Laurent. “We are not overly expecting and putting pressure on our children. Laurent is free to choose his field of study and future jobs. Anyway as a parent, we are very happy when our child is called Einstein or Newton of the new era, “said Laurent’s father.