John Forbes Nash Jr.

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  • Birthdate

    Birthdate
    John Forbes Nash Jr. was born on June 13th, in Bluefield, West Virginia.
  • Diagnosis

    Diagnosed with depression.
  • Graduate

    Graduate
    Graduated with a bachelor's & master's degree at age 19.
  • Doctorate

    Received his doctorate from Princeton with a thesis entitled non-cooperative games.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Nash married his wife, Alicia.
  • Children

    Children
    His wife became pregnant & they had two children.
  • Hospitalized

    Spent several years at a psychiatric hospital because of his paranoid schizophrenia.
  • Return to Academics

    Finally slowly started returning to his academic work.
  • John Von Neumann Theory Prize

    Received the John Von Neumann Theory Prize.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic science for his work on game theory.
  • Leroy P Steele Prize

    Awarded the Leroy P Steele Prize.
  • A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind
    The movie A Beautiful Mind was produced, based on John Forbes Nash Jr. as a biography.
  • Abel Prize

    Abel Prize
    Nash received the Abel Prize.
  • Death

    Death
    John Forbes Nash Jr. & his wife died in a car crash while riding in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike near Monroe Township, New Jersey on May 23rd.