The story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly suffered a breakdown.
When the economics committee asked a young researcher, Ariel Rubinstein, to report on the most promising Nobel candidates in game theory, Nash's name topped the list.
The first hint of John Nash's math talent came in fourth grade, when a teacher told his mother that the boy couldn't do the math.
In 1953, while Nash was at M.I.T., FBI agents went after three members of the university's math department who previously had been members of the Communist Party.
Alicia entered Nash's life as a young M.I.T. student dazzled by a star professor.
John Nash, like so many of the best scientific minds of the late 1940s and 1950s, was drawn into a military think tank — the RAND Corporation.
The possibilities of recovery and the search for treatments are the subjects of an enormous amount of research, and a wide range of opinion.
Randy MacLowry, producer and co-writer of A Brilliant Madness, talks about his experiences making a documentary on John Nash.
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Here Diane Nash explains how she got involved with the protests and learned the tactics of nonviolent resistance.
Prof. Avinash Dixit, John Nash's colleague and friend explains game theory and its impact on situations we encounter every day.
Dr. John Nash's life — his early brilliance, his struggle with mental illness, and his slow, willful recovery — is definitely the stuff of Greek tragedy.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
A student at Fisk University in Tennessee, Diane Nash became the leader of the Nashville Student Movement.
"She would not be moved."
Abraham Flexner, an expert in medical education, convinced the Bamberger family to establish Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
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A panel of experts answered your questions on John Nash's extraordinary story, on mental illness, treatment, and recovery, in this online forum.
The powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.
It should surprise no one that the myth-making industry gets mental illness, especially schizophrenia, wrong more often than right.