During the 2022 Abel lectures Jim Simons had a conversation with Nils A. Baas and Nicolai Tangen. The lectures were held at The University of Oslo, May 25th, in connection with the 2022 Abel Prize Week celebrations.
Jim Simons is an American mathematician, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Simons is known for using mathematical methods and algorithms to make investment gains. In addition to this, he is a long-time acquaintance of Dennis Sullivan, and in 2008 the duo wrote a paper together.
Nils A. Baas is a Norwegian mathematician and professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Nicolai Tangen is the CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management, tasked with managing the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, which is the largest publicly held financial fund in the world, owning approximately 1.4% of the world’s listed companies.