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‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash Killed in Car Crash

John Nash, whose life was the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind was killed in a car crash along with his wife.

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‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash Killed in Car Crash

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John Nash, whose life was the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind was killed in a car crash along with his wife.

The couple were in a taxi when the driver lost control, crashed into a guard rail and hit another car on Saturday afternoon, said police.

Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1950 and spent much of his career there and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He began experiencing what he described as “mental disturbances” in 1959 which was enacted by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. The movie had won four Oscars including Best Picture that year.

Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994 and was a senior research mathematician at Princeton University.

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash and his wife Alicia Nash. (Photo: Reuters)

Russell Crowe  expressed his condolences on twitter:

So did Prime Minister Narendra Modi: 

The Economist reminded us the legacy of John Nash:

“John‘s remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory,” Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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