By Sylvia Nasar
“HOW may YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, think THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS have been SENDING YOU MESSAGES?” the customer from Harvard requested the West Virginian with the movie-star seems and Olympian demeanour. “Because the information I had approximately supernatural beings got here to me a similar manner my mathematical rules did,” got here the reply. “So I took them seriously.”
Thus starts off the genuine tale of John Nash, the mathematical genius who used to be a legend by way of age thirty whilst he slipped into insanity, and who—thanks to the selflessness of an attractive lady and the loyalty of the math community—emerged after many years of ghostlike life to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the sport conception revolution. the muse for an Academy Award–winning motion picture, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama concerning the secret of the human brain, overcome adversity, and the therapeutic energy of affection.
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