‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician killed in taxi crash


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‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician killed in taxi crash

Princeton University mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Nash Jr was in a taxi with his wife, Alicia, in New Jersey on May 23, when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail. They were ejected, police said. Nash was 86 while his wife was 82. Nash’s life was the subject of the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind. Nash, from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is best known for his contribution to game theory – the mathematics of decision-making – which won him the Nobel economics prize in 1994.

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