Presentation on theme: "John F. Nash, Jr By: Greg. Early Life Born on June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia. His sister was born about a year after him on November 16, 1930."— Presentation transcript:
Early Life Born on June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia. His sister was born about a year after him on November 16, 1930. He originally was going to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a electrical engineer. So he went to college at Carnegie Tech. in Pittsburgh.
College He was on a full scholarship called the the George Westinghouse Scholarship. Midway through his major in chemical engineering he started to think about other majors. So he changed to chemistry, but then changed again to mathematics. By the end of college he ended up getting master in addition to his bachelor.
Princeton After graduating from Carnegie Tech he then had a choice to go to either Havard or Princeton. This were he came up with the non cooperative games idea. He also came up with a discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties. After getting his Ph.D he went to M.I.T. in 1951.
M.I.T He became a high paid instructor. While at M.I.T. he published a book Real Algebraic Manifolds. He remained at instructor until the spring of 1959.
Family Life He got Married during 1957 to Alicia who had graduated as a Physics Major at M.I.T.
Schizophrenic Problems He started to become schizophrenic during early 1959. He spent 50 days under observation at McLean Hospital. He then traveled to Europe and attempted to gain status there as a refugee. When he came back he was ordered to by court to spent 5-8 months in a hopital.
Recovery During that time at the hospital he finally renounced his delusions. He was able to get some more math theories which were the Arc Structure of Singularities and Analyticity of Solutions of Implicit Function Problems with Analytic Data.
More Schizophrenic Problems During the 60s his dream like delusions started to come back. Trying to avoid going back to the hospital and seeing more psychiatrists, he tried ignoring the delusions. He tried then nearly fully recovered from his Schizophrenia.
Later there was a book published about John Nash called A Beautiful Mind Then there was a movie made based off the book A beautiful Mind He then won a Noble Prize in Mathematics.