Today is John Nash's Birthday!
did brilliant work as a young man 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.
Born: June 13, 1928
in Bluefield, West Virginia