John Forbes Nash Jr.

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John Forbes Nash Jr.

He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, on June 13, 1928

John Forbes Nash Jr. was an American mathematician who was warded the 1994 for Economics for his work in game theory.

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John Forbes Nash Jr.

At 12 Nash would carry out experiments out in his room. and became known as an oddball at his school, considering dances, sports, and other social activities to be distractions from his work in scientific study and experimentation.

He created the Nash Embedding Theorem and the Nash Equilibrium which was crucial to economics.

"I later spent times of the order of five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release."After being admitted to institutions several times John never gave up and was committed to his work.

He studied chemistry but found his true passion in mathematics and was accepted into math program at Harvard, Princeton, Michigan and Chicago and chose Princeton.

"I knew it was good work, but you cannot know how much something will be appreciated in the future. You don't have that crystal ball."Nash maintained modesty despite the incredible nature of his mathematical formulas.

"I know that if I could really understand mental illness, then it would be appropriate to make a big career shift. I would become a therapist and a leader in terms of mental illness. But I'm not in the position."Despite his insight and his brilliance, Nash never felt he could completely grasp his own mental state.

Game theory is a branch of mathematics which examines the rivalries between competitors with mixed interests.Nash Equilibrium,” a state where rivals in a game, a negotiation or a competition can’t advance their gains by changing their positions and thus reach a steady state.

A Beautiful Mind is an amazing film based on the events of Nash's life.

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He was often made fun of, however Nash was able defend himself because he was physically strongIn 1959 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 31 However he continued his work in mathematics Nash met his wife who was a M.I.T student.

He had originally planned to study chemical engineering, he quickly discovered a love for mathematics


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