Simon is a young programmer and mathematician living in Antwerp, Belgium.
He loves Calculus, Computer Science, Quantum Field Theory and Number Theory, crazy Physics experiments and Machine Learning. Fluent in Java Script, Java and Python, Simon publishes fun coding, math and science videos weekly on his YouTube channel.
This summer, Simon has been named a World Science Scholar and joined a two-year program for the world’s most exceptional math talents, as the youngest among the 75 students selected in 2018 and 2019. See the official press release for more info!
Simon is a self directed learner - pretty much everything he knows he has taught himself. Born in Amsterdam in 2009, he became increasingly miserable trapped inside the Dutch mandatory school system. In order to set his beautiful mind free we had to move from The Netherlands to Belgium, where homeschooling is a respected legal right. Simon would love to some day find a way to unite quantum theory and the theory of general relativity into one or solve an unsolved mathematical problem. He also dreams that all children could enjoy as much freedom to learn as he does.
Simon started to code around his 7th birthday, mainly thanks to The Coding Train by Daniel Shiffman.