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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harsanyi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinhard_Selten
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economic_Sciences
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_equilibrium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_W._Tucker
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Nash is the subject of the Hollywood movie A Beautiful Mind. The film, loosely based on the
biography of the same name, focuses on Nash's mathematical genius and struggle with paranoid
schizophrenia.[1][2]

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• 1 Early life

• 2 Post-graduate life

• 3 Personal life

• 4 Schizophrenia

• 5 Recognition and later career

• 6 References

• 7 External links

[edit] Early life
Nash was born on June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia. His father, after whom he is named,
was an electrical engineer for the Appalachian Electric Power Company. His mother, Margaret,
had been a school teacher prior to marriage. Nash's parents pursued opportunities to supplement
their son's education with encyclopedias and even allowed him to take advanced mathematics
courses at a local college while still in high school. Nash accepted a scholarship to Carnegie
Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and graduated with a Master's Degree
in only three years.[3]

[edit] Post-graduate life
Nash's advisor and former Carnegie Tech professor, R.J. Duffin, wrote a letter of
recommendation consisting of a single sentence: "This man is a genius."[4] Nash was accepted by
Harvard University, but the chairman of the mathematics department of Princeton, Solomon
Lefschetz, offered him the John S. Kennedy fellowship, which was enough to convince Nash that
Harvard valued him less.[5] Thus he went to Princeton where he worked on his equilibrium
theory. He earned a doctorate in 1950 with a 28 page dissertation on non-cooperative games.[6]

The thesis, which was written under the supervision of Albert W. Tucker, contained the
definition and properties of what would later be called the "Nash Equilibrium". These studies led
to four articles:

• "Equilibrium Points in N-person Games" , Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences 36 (1950), 48–49. MR 0031701

• "The Bargaining Problem", Econometrica 18 (1950), 155–162. MR 0035977

• "Non-cooperative Games", Annals of Mathematics 54 (1951), 286–295. [1]

• "Two-person Cooperative Games", Econometrica 21 (1953), 128–140. MR 0053471

Nash did ground-breaking work in the area of real algebraic geometry:

• "Real algebraic manifolds", Annals of Mathematics 56 (1952), 405–421. MR 0050928 See
Proc. Internat. Congr. Math. (AMS, 1952, pp 516–517).

http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0050928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_Reviews
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annals_of_Mathematics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_geometry
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0053471
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_Reviews
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1969529
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0035977
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_Reviews
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Econometrica
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0031701
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_Reviews
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proceedings_of_the_National_Academy_of_Sciences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proceedings_of_the_National_Academy_of_Sciences
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/36/1/48
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Equilibrium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_W._Tucker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissertation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Philosophy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_equilibrium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Lefschetz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Lefschetz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genius
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.&action=edit&section=2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Mellon_University
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.&action=edit&section=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_schizophrenia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_schizophrenia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Beautiful_Mind_(book)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychiatric_hospital
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_schizophrenia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economic_Sciences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_hospital
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singularity_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabolic_partial_differential_equation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclidean_space
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemannian_manifold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_embedding_theorem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harsanyi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economic_Sciences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_P._Steele_Prize
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_equilibrium
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