- 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...
in Educational > Mathematics > People
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
- 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.
in Art > Reflective
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