Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Beautiful Mind

John Forbes Nash Jr. is an American Mathematician.I am inclined to share his most dramatic and mighty biography.He was born in June 13, 1928 in Bluefield , West Virginia, United States.His Father John Forbes Nash Senior had a tough childhood.John Nash Senior worked for Appalachian Electric power company.


His primary education started in local kindergartens and public school.John parents were eager to give their son proper education.Later John joined a local community to increase his math quality.During his high school graduation he attended a community named Carnegie Institute of Technology through a full benefit of George Westinghouse scholarship , first majoring in chemical engineering and then chemistry and eventually mathematics at advice of his teacher John Lighton Synge. After graduating both B.S and M.S, he accepted a scholarship from Princeton University, though he was also accepted at Harvard University,the chairman of mathematics department of Princeton convinced him to stay in Princeton.

                                                    Mental illness  

His mental illness began to earlier his life when he was graduating.His wife was worried his irregular behavior. Nash's psychological life crossed into his professional life when he gave an American Mathematical  society lectures in Colombia University in 1959.He believed that all red tie wore people was his against and he wrote several letter to Washington D.C 's embassy.Later he was hospitalized in Mclean hospital   in 1959 in April.There he was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia.In terms of mental illness there is a strong reason to believe that during this kind of mental illness i mean paranoid schizophrenia victim acts following their imagination.Nash several times put in danger his son during his mental illness.This paranoid Schizophrenia described that during this illness victim prone to believe in illusion or their false imagination.


Nash earned a Ph.D degree in 1950.His degree's thesis was co-operative games where he put the definition  of his popular Nash equilibrium.Later in 1994 he won Noble Prize in Economic Science for his Nash equilibrium.He completed his degree under the supervision of  doctoral adviser Albert W.Tucker.Besides this Nash equilibrium he Nash embedding theorem  and many others.

My favorite quote which was given by John Nash....

                                        "People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering.I think madness can be an escape.If things are not so good, you may be want imagine something better"


John and Alicia Nash were killed by car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike .They were on their way home after visiting Norway where Jon  had received  the Abel Prize.The taxicab they were riding lost control of the vehicle struck a guard rail.At the time of his death Nash was 86 years old and a longtime resident of  New Jersey.