- 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
- Andrew Wiles, Wikipedia

Sir Andrew John Wiles (born April 11, 1953) is a British-American mathematician, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, Princeton mathematics department chair, and member of scientific advisory board of the Clay Mathematics Institute. One of the major highlights of his career has been an announcement of a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem in 1993 and a discovery of a beautiful method to complete that proof in 1994.

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- Art of Science Competition / 2005 Gallery

Images presenting a fascinating and beautiful cross section of the arts and sciences at Princeton. It celebrates the aesthetics of research and the ways in which science and art inform each other.

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