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John Nash

John NashAKA John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Born: 13-Jun-1928
Birthplace: Bluefield, WV

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Mathematician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Schizophrenic game theorist

For their pioneering work in game theory, John Nash, John C. Harsanyi, and Reinhard Selten shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. Game theory is a system for using mathematics to predict the outcome of competitive games like chess or poker, which can also be applied to political and economic conflicts such as labor negotiations, business competition, international political tensions, etc. He coined the term "hacker", meaning it as an insult for someone who finds a solution by effectively sidestepping the problem.

Wife: Alicia Larde (m. Feb-1957, div. Dec-1962)
Girlfriend: Eleanor Stier
Son: John David Stier (b. 1953)
Son: John Charles Martin Nash (b. 20-May-1959)

    High School: Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ
    University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University: Princeton University
    Professor: Princeton University

    Econometric Society Fellow (1990)
    RAND Corporation 1950-54
    Nobel Prize for Economics 1994 (with John C. Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten)
    Indecent Exposure Santa Monica, CA Aug-1954, charges dropped
    Risk Factors: Schizophrenia

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (11-Mar-2007) · Himself


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