From The New York Times: John F. Nash, Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86
by Erica Goode
John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a book and a film, both titled “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed, along with his wife, in a car crash on Saturday in New Jersey. He was 86.
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