A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John NashIn this biography, Sylvia Nasar recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. A Beautiful Mind traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., from his lonely childhood in West Virginia to his student years at Princeton, where he encountered Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, and a host of other mathematical luminaries. At twentyone, the handsome, ambitious, eccentric graduate student invented what would become the most influential theory of rational human behavior in modern social science. Nash's contribution to game theory would ultimately revolutionize the field of economics. At thirty, Nash was poised to take his dreamedof place in the pantheon of history's greatest mathematicians. Then Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown Nasar details Nash's harrowing descent into insanity  his bizarre delusions that he was the Prince of Peace; his resignation from MIT, flight to Europe, and attempt to renounce his American citizenship; his repeated hospitalizations, from the storied McLean, where he came to know the poet Robert Lowell, to the crowded wards of a state hospital; his "enforced interludes of rationality" during which he was able to return briefly to mathematical research. At age sixtysix, twin miracles  a spontaneous remission of his illness and the sudden decision of the Nobel Prize committee to honor his contributions to game theory  restored the world to him. Nasar recounts the bitter behindthescenes battle in Stockholm over whether to grant the ultimate honor in science to a man thought to be "mad." She describes Nash's current ambition to pursue new mathematical breakthroughs and his efforts to be a loving father to his adult sons. 
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Crítica de los usuarios  yukon92  www.librarything.comThe actual life story of John Nash was very interesting. However, I guess my simple brain was totally overwhelmed by all the math! Leer comentario completo
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Crítica de los usuarios  starbox  LibraryThing"A man all alone in a strange world" By sally tarbox on 3 April 2018 Format: Kindle Edition A very interesting biography of mathematician and Nobel prize winner John Forbes Nash. From a 'good ... Leer comentario completo
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Carnegie Institute of Technology June 1945June 1948  40 
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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel ..., Tema 2001 Sylvia Nasar Vista previa limitada  2001 
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