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A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 18 - 20 Summary

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Chapter 18 - 20 Summary and Analysis

Nash drove across country with his sister Martha and Ruth Hincks during his second summer at RAND. John Milnor traveled with them but drove his own car. Nash, Milnor and Martha rented a small furnished apartment in Santa Monica and Martha found a job in a bakery.

Both Milnor and Nash worked on games that summer at RAND. They worked together on one project. RAND conducted experiments in games to see if the players acted as they predicted. The results led them to be suspicious of the predictive power of game theory. Milnor moved out of the apartment because his relationship with Nash was strained. Nash apparently made some sexual advances toward Milnor.

Chapter Nineteen focuses on the McCarthy era in spring 1953. Several members of the MIT faculty were the subject of FBI investigations. Three mathematics faculty members belonged to a Communist Party...

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