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The creative genius: John Nash
Babu S, , Parthasarathy T
Published in Springer
2016
Volume: 21
   
Issue: 9
Pages: 769 - 772
Abstract

“Nash’s theory of noncooperative games should now be recognized as one of the outstanding intellectual advances of the twentieth century. The formulation of Nash equilibrium has had a fundamental and pervasive impact in economics and the social sciences which is comparable to that of the discovery of the DNA double helix in the biological sciences”, says Roger Myerson, who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2007 and whose textbook on game theory is a classic. The celebrated journalist Erica Klarreich says of John Nash’s work: “No one cites Nash’s papers any longer because Nash equilibrium is standard vocabulary; every mathematician knows what it means. While he published only a small handful of papers, John Nash will be remembered as one of the most original and influential mathematicians of the 20th century, whose work continues to inspire new results and research directions.” Barry Mazur, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University says: “Jane Austen wrote six novels. I think Nash’s pure mathematical contributions are on that level. Very, very few papers he wrote on different subjects, but the ones that had impact had incredible impact.” John Nash is surely one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century

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