By Sylvia Nasar
“HOW may well YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, think THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS have been SENDING YOU MESSAGES?” the customer from Harvard requested the West Virginian with the movie-star seems and Olympian demeanour. “Because the tips I had approximately supernatural beings got here to me an analogous approach my mathematical principles did,” got here the reply. “So I took them seriously.”
Thus starts off the real tale of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was once a legend through age thirty while he slipped into insanity, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a pretty lady and the loyalty of the math community—emerged after many years of ghostlike life to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the sport idea revolution. the foundation for an Academy Award–winning motion picture, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama concerning the secret of the human brain, conquer adversity, and the therapeutic strength of affection.
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A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar