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Today is John Nash's Birthday!
Happy Birthday
John Nash!

Born:  June 13, 1928
in Bluefield, West Virginia

Died:  May 23, 2015
in an automobile accident on the New Jersey Turnpike
as he and his wife made their way home from Oslo
where he shared the Abel Prize with
Louis Nirenberg.

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As a young man Nash initiated brilliant work in several areas of mathematics, including game theory, topology, and differential equations. In fact, a paper he wrote in game theory while still a doctoral student eventually won him the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. Unfortunately, mental illness cut his career short by the time he was thirty years old. Nash’s life has been immortalized in the book and motion picture A Beautiful Mind.  He has become a legend in his own time.