James Simons Retiring

James Simons, he of the Chern-Simons form, and also, of late, from the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies Corporation, is retiring. The infamous Medallion fund was up last year, apparently, only a mere 80 percent.
Quite a feat, turning

3 Replies to “James Simons Retiring”

  1. Step 1: Find a 3-form which when taken as the Lagrangian of a quantum gauge field leads to a generating functional that is a manifold invariant.
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Profit!

  2. Geez folks … apply Bayesian logic for heavens sake … the probability is overwhelmingly high that most of the money to be made from algebraic geometry has not yet been made.
    Exercise: work out how it will be made. 🙂

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