A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 - Chapter 14-17 Summary & Analysis

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Nash wouldn't accept a permanent position at RAND. He wanted to be free to explore mathematics and needed a faculty position to so do. He returned to Princeton to teach calculus while looking for a full time position and performing his own research. But the Korean War began and he worried about being drafted. He returned to Bluefield to talk to the draft board and filed for a deferment. RAND and Princeton claimed that he was irreplaceable because of his work. He didn't immediately secure a deferment but he had a delay until June 30, 1951.

In Chapter Fifteen, Nash found that his dissertation in game theory wasn't helping him secure a top academic position. He began to study the area of manifolds. Nash presented a talk on his work at the International Congress of Mathematics in September 1950. His theorem basically said that it is...

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