Princeton University’s Office of Communications put together a well-written news release concerning the life and tragic death of John Nash: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S43/27/52G52/index.xml?section=featured. This very readable article discusses not only his mathematical contributions that ultimately led to his winning the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics but also the very human side of his mental illness.
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I'm a Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas. For eight years, I was co-director of Teach North Texas, UNT's program for preparing secondary teachers of mathematics and science. View all posts by John Quintanilla