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Now A Major Motion Picture A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A BEAUTIFUL MIND SYLVIA NASAR The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash . A Beautiful Mind Sylvia Nasar (Author) Paperback: pages. Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (July 12, ) Language: English. Sylvia Nasar A Beautiful Mind (book). Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind (movie). James A. Brander Faculty of Commerce and Business. Administration, University of.

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Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards.

The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the s was underpinning a large part of economics.

When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up--only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly could not go to a madman. But in Nash, in remission from schizophrenia, shared the Nobel Prize in economics for work done some 45 years previously.

Nasar has written a notable biography of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash b. See all Editorial Reviews.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I downloadd this book in order to learn about John Nash, Jr. Instead I found a book that rambled on about all sorts of others, but frequently it took pages and pages to get to John Nash, Jr.

Here's a quote that might give you the flavor of this book: When the family and its representatives started to give away some of the money, they were animated by dissatisfaction with the state of higher education in America and a firm belief that "nations that do not cultivate the sciences cannot hold their own.

This type of rambling is found throughout the book and I found a frustration level rising in me that surpassed my desire to read very far into this book.

If you are interested in learning about John Nash, Jr. It may give you the information you seek, but you will most likely not find it within the pages of this book. Hardcover Verified download. In A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nassar tracks the life of the mathematical genius John Nash throughout his career and his struggles with schizophrenia. The third section delves into some of the roots of his coming mental illness, both in terms of mathematical failures and turmoil within his personal life, as well as the first acute symptoms and subsequent hospitalization.

The fourth part dives deeply into his downfall and plunge into mental illness, with the psychological reasoning and process behind it.

Nassar then takes us through his mathematical journey, from a talented but unproven graduate student at Princeton, to a young hot-shot paving his way at MIT while performing research for the government at the top-secret RAND Institute. During this period, there is some foreshadowing of his future plunge into illness and his downfall from grace. Throughout the book Nassar explores the sometimes seemingly razor-thin line between genius and insanity, something that Nash himself acknowledges in that his wonderful mathematical ideas, as well as delusions, came to him in exactly the same manner.

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She flawlessly combines anecdotes, psychological theory and history of the treatment to give the reader an in-depth understanding of the disorder. She also speculates on how Nash came to, if not cure himself, then to become able to control the symptoms in a way to live a normal life and subsequently return to research and academia. Kindle Edition Verified download. Nasar does a good job of telling the story without bogging down in mathematical terms.

A beautiful mind : the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

I'm not a big math person so I appreciated this. Nasar does discus the math enough that it is clear what a huge genius Nash was.


Before he became ill he was apparently more difficult to get along with than the movie of the same name shows. I had watched the movie for the first time years back. I watched it recently, and upon impulse bough the book. I am glad I read the book.

Usually, I used to think a movie can make you really feel because it's visual. This book changed that. It is also the story about how after all, no matter how brilliant and intellectually superior we are, we are after all human. He was one of the developers of game theory and would be awarded the Nobel Prize in for his work in this area.

Everyone recognized Nash's genius, but they considered him strange and socially inept. He would constantly belittle people and play childish pranks which is why he was not well liked, even if he was respected for his genius. Nash secured a position teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But by this time, his mental health had deteriorated and he was hospitalized, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, the first of several hospitalizations.

Nash was never able to teach again. In the following years he spent much of the time roaming the halls of Princeton writing on blackboards. His friends in the field of mathematics supported him as much as they could offering short-term research work when he was well enough to work. In the s, he began to recover and was lucid enough to discuss mathematics. By this time, his son John Charles was hospitalized with schizophrenia. The reader will find this book interesting, watching the manifestation of the illness in Nash and how he battled with the illness.

The book, which is a little technical in places, will hold the reader's interest.Today Nash, whose mathematical contributions span cosmology, geometry, computer architecture and international trade, devotes himself to caring for his son. But really, this is the story of his life. In almost everything he did -- from game theory to geometry -- he thumbed his nose at the received wisdom, current fashions, established methods.

Like many geniuses, he was a "difficult" personality. Nash was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia after producing a startlingly original graduate mathematics thesis on game theory that earned him wide recognition. The reader will find this book interesting, watching the manifestation of the illness in Nash and how he battled with the illness.