John Nash

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

John NashName: John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Born: June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia, USA

Died: May 23, 2015 (Age: 86)

Computer related contributions

  • American mathematician who is known for Nash equilibrium, Nash embedding theorem, Algebraic geometry and Partial differential equations.
  • Interests included game theory, partial differential equations and differential geometry.
  • His theories are used in computing, artificial intelligence, accounting, market economics, evolutionary biology, politics, and military theory.

Publications

  • Two-person Cooperative Games (1953)
  • Non-cooperative Games (1951)
  • The Bargaining Problem (1950)
  • Equilibrium Points in N-person Games (1950)

Honors and awards

  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1994).
  • John von Neumann Theory Prize (1978).
  • He is the subject of the Hollywood movie A Beautiful Mind which focuses on his mathematical genius and schizophrenia.

Quotes

"I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health."