“I loved physics. Through physics, you could understand how the universe worked.”
A trained PhD physicist, Simon realized that he felt most fulfilled getting other people as excited about science as he’d always been. He’s made films and written books and indeed gotten lots and lots of folks excited about science.
Almost by accident, Simon noticed that there were many, many math jokes embedded in “The Simpsons.” After a little research, he found out why Homer is such a closet mathematician.