John Nash Has Died

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John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

Nash and Alicia Nash, 82, of Princeton Township, were killed in a taxi crash Saturday, state police said. A colleague who had received an award with Nash in Norway earlier in the week said they had just flown home and the couple had taken a cab home from the airport.

Nash won the Nobel prize in economics for his work on game theory, but he also made important contributions to other areas of mathematics, such as algebraic geometry.

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Very sad. He was just coming back from Norway after winning the Abel prize too. Best wishes to their families.