Monday, May 25, 2015

John Forbes Nash, 1928-2015

John Nash and his wife died in a car accident this past Saturday in New Jersey.  If you've studied economics (or math, or computers, or politics or biology....), you've been influenced by John Nash. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 for his contributions to game theory.

Here is the obituary at the NYT.

Here is a story at BBC News

Here is a story at the WP

3 comments:

Jawad Dughmush said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_dtTZQyUM

"Adam Smith needs revision."

Dr. Peter Schuhmann said...

Good scene from a great movie. Thanks.

Olivia Setser said...

He was talked about in my Philosophy of Evolution class in the PAR department for game theory applied to evolutionary behavior and in my Micro class, he truly was a brilliant man and contributed greatly to the academic community. Applying his game theory to ethical dilemma's is one of my favorite applications in my ethics based PAR classes, since I am a double major.