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You get the picture? Unlike Von Neumann who had focused on the group, Nash, in his twenty-seven-page dissertation thesis proposed a theory for game “in which there was a possibility of mutual gain.

You can start with that one. It’s also made me want to read more about game theory Nasar makes this all accessible by stitching together many fascinating episodes into one whole narrative, repeatedly using themes of “genius, madness, and awakening. One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person’s concept of his relation to the cosmos. Or that he cheated on her. Counter-intuitively, the book suggests he calmed himself by working with computers.

For about the first 49 chapters you could literally skip all the odd chapters and not really miss anything. In fact, judged by the contents of the quite detailed book, Nash is a grade A jerk, the kind of guy you’d rather punch in the teeth than appreciate or get to know. Also, I found the details of Princeton in the 50’s and 60’s interesting since I live near there.

He could visualize answers to problems that baffled others, often working out proofs later. Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound–such lobro that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professoror Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate.


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Oct 26, George Mazurek rated it it was amazing. Mar 13, Steven Dzwonczyk rated it did not like it. His remarkable recovery from schizophrenia and his ability to solve mathematical problems never quite make up for the awful neglect and selfishness of this man. The many points of view Nasar provides really bring home what it’s like when someone succumbs to mental illness, and the way it affects just about everyone the person comes into contact with, like ripples in a pond.

The only downside of the book relative to the movie is the conspicuous absence of Jennifer Connelly. I’m not any sort of expert, but it’s just possible that paranoia builds up in a person who tries to build castles of sand on a sand bar.

We had this book on audio during a car trip.

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What made his life worse were conflicts between his mistress who is bearing his son now and his wife, Alicia Nash who is stubborn enough not to give up on John and stay with him despite of his dangerous ments towards others and to himself To me she was more inspiring through-out than her husband.

It was a recovery that physiatrists thought was impossible.

Later we saw the film, and I was appalled; thought the schizophrenia ha I was thinking of this book again because of the deaths of John and Alicia Nash. He’s a total a-hole. It seems to be a commonly held belief that genius often goes hand-in-hand with mental illness. Is this naxar a good read if I have already seen the movie?


Sometimes it seems that Sylvia struggles to make sense of her own notes and throws in disjointed quotes and snippets from other sources in a less than homogeneous way. Though age and mental illness have mellowed him greatly, Nash was an interesting character all through his life and he is, in xylvia, still alive.

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He even begin to work on mathematics research again. Well Well, if you want to see a nice film about a nice man conquering a nice mental illness then watch the film. The author of his biography, Sylvia Nasar, does a great job of making his life’s story interesting, even before we get to the ,ibro where the brilliant mathematician tragically plunges into the dim depths of schizophrenia, only to slowly awaken years later just in time to receive a long-overdue Nobel prize.

Thing is, the same could be said for his intellect and his ambition. He worked and learned not by absorbing what others had already accomplished but by rediscovering the concepts on his own. But really, this is the story of his life. Procigiosa reviews at The Story Within The Story At first glance, a biography of a mathematician would seem to make for a read dryer than the Sahara.

I understand Nash equilibria, but, interestingly enough, even though he won the Nobel for this idea, he and the mathematical community generally felt that this was far from his most interesting and important contribution.