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John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928–2015)

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:57:23 GMT


In the fall of 1949, many graduate students at Princeton University were assigned rooms in the Graduate College. In one suite, John Nash inhabited a single room, while I shared the double with Lloyd Shapley. John and Lloyd were the mathematicians and I was the economist, and together we pursued our interest in game theory. John was one of the youngest students at the Graduate College. He was from West Virginia, where his father was an engineer and his mother a Latin teacher. He graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology with bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics, and arrived at the math department in Princeton in 1948.


John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928–2015)
Martin Shubik

Science 19 June 2015:
Vol. 348 no. 6241 p. 1324
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aac7085 ;

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