A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 - Study Guide Chapters 47-49 Summary & Analysis

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Peter Sarnak was a member of the Princeton faculty in 1990. He found Nash sitting in on his lectures and reading his papers. Nash helped him with comments and suggestions and constructive criticism. Nash was in a remission that occurred slowly over the years. He began making friends in the early 1980s.

Studies indicate that people can recover from schizophrenia over a long number of years. Nash described it as emerging from irrational thinking.

In Chapter Forty Eight, the announcement of Nash winning the Nobel Prize is made on October 12, 1994. The deliberations of the Royal Swedish Academy were highly secret. Nash first became a candidate in the 1980s but the Academy had issues with whether or not game theory was really relevant or if it was a fad. They also had issues with Nash's mental illness. The Academy decided in 1993 to award a prize...

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