Synopses & Reviews
andnbsp;and#8220;HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?and#8221; the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. and#8220;Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,and#8221; came the answer. and#8220;So I took them seriously.and#8221; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and whoand#8212;thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics communityand#8212;emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Awardand#8211;winning movie, Sylvia Nasarand#8217;s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
Synopsis
The bestselling, prize-winning biography of a mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia, miraculously recovered, and then won a Nobel Prize.
Synopsis
In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize.
"How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously."
Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who--thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community--emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award-winning movie, Sylvia Nasar's now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
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The powerful, dramatic biography of math genius John Nash, who overcame serious mental illness and schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize. Now an Academy Award-winning film starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, and directed by Ron Howard. "How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously."
Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who--thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community--emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award-winning movie, Sylvia Nasar's now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
Synopsis
“HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.”
Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community—emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award-winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Sylvia Nasarandlt;/bandgt; is the author of the bestselling andlt;iandgt;A Beautiful Mindandlt;/iandgt;, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. She is the John S. and James. L Knight Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Table of Contents
andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Prologueandlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part One: A Beautiful Mindandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1 Bluefield andlt;Iandgt;(1928-45)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;2 Carnegie Institute of Technology andlt;Iandgt;(June 1945-June 1948)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;3 The Center of the Universe andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, Fall 1948)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;4 School of Genius andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, Fall 1948)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;5 Genius andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1948-49)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;6 Games andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, Spring 1949.)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;7 John von Neumann andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1948-49)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;8 The Theory of Gamesandlt;BRandgt;9 The Bargaining Problem andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, Spring 1949)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;10 Nash's Rival Idea andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1949-50)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;11 Lloyd andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1950)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;12 The War of Wits andlt;Iandgt;(RAND, Summer 1950)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;13 Game Theory at RANDandlt;BRandgt;14 The Draft andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 195O-51)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;15 A Beautiful Theorem andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1950-51)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;16 MITandlt;BRandgt;17 Bad Boysandlt;BRandgt;18 Experiments andlt;Iandgt;(RAND, Summer 1952)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;19 Reds andlt;Iandgt;(Spring 1953)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;20 Geometryandlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Two: Separate Livesandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;21 Singularityandlt;BRandgt;22 A Special Friendship andlt;Iandgt;(Santa Monica, Summer 1952)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;23 Eleanorandlt;BRandgt;24 Jackandlt;BRandgt;25 The Arrest andlt;Iandgt;(RAND, Summer 1954)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;26 Aliciaandlt;BRandgt;27 The Courtshipandlt;BRandgt;28 Seattle andlt;Iandgt;(Summer 1956)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;29 Death and Marriage andlt;Iandgt;(1956-57)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Three: A Slow Fire Burningandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;30 Olden Lane and Washington Square andlt;Iandgt;(1956-57)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;31 The Bomb Factoryandlt;BRandgt;32 Secrets andlt;Iandgt;(Summer 1958)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;33 Schemes andlt;Iandgt;(Fall 1958)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;34 The Emperor of Antarcticaandlt;BRandgt;35 In the Eye of the Storm andlt;Iandgt;(Spring 1959)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;36 Day-Breaks in Bowditch Hall andlt;Iandgt;(McLean Hospital, April-May, 1959)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;37 Mad Hatter's Tea andlt;Iandgt;(May-June 1959)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Four: The Lost Yearsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;38 Citoyen du Monde andlt;Iandgt;(Paris and Geneva, 1959-60)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;39 Absolute Zero andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1960)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;40 Tower of Silence andlt;Iandgt;(Trenton State Hospital, 1961)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;41 An Interlude of Enforced Rationality andlt;Iandgt;(July 1961-April 1963)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;42 The "Blowing Up" Problem andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton and Carrier Clinic, 1963-65)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;43 Solitude andlt;Iandgt;(Boston, 1965-67)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;44 A Man All Alone in a Strange World andlt;Iandgt;(Roanoke, 1967-70)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;45 Phantom of Fine Hall andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1970s)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;46 A Quiet Life andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1970-90)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Five: The Most Worthyandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;47 Remissionandlt;BRandgt;48 The Prizeandlt;BRandgt;49 The Greatest Auction Ever andlt;Iandgt;(Washington, D.C., December 1994)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;50 Reawakening andlt;Iandgt;(Princeton, 1995-97)andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Notesandlt;BRandgt;Select Bibliographyandlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;BRandgt;Index