A beautiful mind : The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash. / Sylvia Nasar.
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- ISBN: 9780743585347 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Abridged.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2004.
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Narrator: Edward Herrmann.
In this dramatic and moving biography, Sylvia Nasar re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. A Beautiful Mind traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., from his lonely childhood in West Virginia to his student years at Princeton, where he encountered Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, and a host of other mathematical luminaries. At twenty-one, the handsome, ambitious, eccentric graduate student invented what would become the most influential theory of rational human behavior in modern social science. Nash's contribution to game theory would ultimately revolutionize the field of economics. As a young professor at MIT, still in his twenties, Nash dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. As unconventional...
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