- A Beautiful Mind's John Nash is less complex than the real one. - By Chris Suellentrop - Slate Magazine
Here's what's true in Ron Howard's movie A Beautiful Mind—or, at least, here's what corresponds to Sylvia Nasar's biography of the same name: The mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. attended graduate school at Princeton, where he was arrogant, childish, and brilliant. His doctoral thesis on the so-called "Nash equilibrium" revolutionized economics. Over time, he began to suffer delusions. He was hospitalized for paranoid schizophrenia, administered insulin shock therapy, and released...
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Note: see also: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/1994/nash-autobio.html and perhaps more interestingly: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Forbes_Nash&oldid=82692709
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