24
Jan
2017

John Nash, Bluefield, West Virginia, U.S.A

I was always fascinated with mathematics. I now many people find it difficult and all but it was always interesting to me. It was somewhat likea portal to a different world for me. BUt I had never thought my life would be greatly inspired by mathematics. Well, not exactly by mathematics but by someone who has made great contributions toward the subject. I am talking about John Nash.

John Forbes Nash Jr. was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. Nashs work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision making inside complex systems found in daily life.

His theories are used in economics. Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University during the latter part of his life, he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi. In 2015, he also shared the Abel Prize with Louis Nirenberg for his work on nonlinear partial differential equations.

In 1959, Nash began showing clear signs of mental illness, and spent several years at psychiatric hospitals being treated for paranoid schizophrenia. After 1970, his condition slowly improved, allowing him to return to academic work by the mid-1980s

The dedication and love he had towards this subject is what that kept him going even during difficult times. This is the reason I admire him. I always strive to be more like him .

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