Guv: Stony Brook $150M gift an investment

James Simons addresses a gathering at the Simons

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James Simons addresses a gathering at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at the Stony Brook University. The building was started by a gift from the James and Marilyn Simons Foundation. (Oct. 26, 2010) (Credit: Newsday / John Dunn)

James Simons said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had stepped up to the plate, so he would, too.

"He did his job and we did ours," he said.

The billionaire chairman of Renaissance Technologies formally announced at Stony Brook University Wednesday that he and his wife, Marilyn, and the Simons Foundation were making a $150-million gift -- the largest ever to a SUNY campus -- to fund medical research,...

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