Special Sub-Topic: John Nash, an Amazing Life
|John Forbes Nash, Jr was born in:|
Bluefield, West Virginia. His date of birth is June 13, 1928.
|In his senior year of high school, Nash was voted by his classmates as:|
Most Original. He graduated in 1945 from Beaver High School.
|John Nash was one of only 10 high school students nationwide to receive a Westinghouse Scholarship. He chose to attend college at:|
Carnegie Tech. He received both his undergraduate and master's degrees at Carnegie.
|In 1950, Nash received his PhD from Princeton University for a 27-page-long dissertation entitled:|
Non-Cooperative Games. He was only 21 when he wrote this.
| Nash had a romantic relationship with, and eventually fathered a son by, a young lady named Eleanor Stier. She was:|
a nurse at the MIT infirmary. Eleanor named her son with Nash John David.
|Nash was hired as a professor at MIT after obtaining his doctorate at Princeton. One of his students there was a young lady named Alicia Esther Larde, and to impress Professor Nash she:|
would listen to Bach with him in the MIT music library listening room. Nash was a great admirer of the music of Bach.
|In February 1957, John and Alicia were married in Washington, DC, and in May 1959 their son John Charles Martin Nash was born. Nash could not attend the delivery because he was:|
in a mental hospital in Boston. The tragic and cruel mental illness, schizophrenia, was already manifesting itself at this time in Nash's life, and when Alicia was nearly nine months' pregnant she had him commmitted to McLean Hospital in Boston.
|For 30 years, the illness of schizophrenia tormented John Nash. Alicia divorced him and he for a time moved to this city to live with his mother and sister.|
Roanoke, Virginia. The Nash family had moved to Roanoke after the elder Nash's retirement.
| John and Alicia were at last reconciled, and though he was still very sick she agreed to let him live with her in Princeton. Nash would frequently wander over the grounds of the University and was given what nickname by students?|
Phantom of Fine Hall. Fine Hall housed the mathematics department at Princeton at that time.
|True or false: Nash was never again hospitalized after he and Alicia reconciled.|
t. Alicia believed that being in familiar surroundings, not being hospitalized or put on medications, would best benefit Nash.
|In the mid-1970's John Nash began a miraculous recovery from his terrible illness. Unfortunately at the same time his son with Alicia was diagnosed with:|
schizophrenia. Tragically, the same illness that affected John Nash Jr. has also struck his son.
|In 1994, Nash was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, which he shared with:|
John Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten. All were recognized for their achievements in game theory which was the subject of Nash's earlier dissertation.
|Nash traveled to what city to accept his Nobel?|
Stockholm, Sweden. Even during his years of illness Nash traveled in the United States , Europe, and to Jerusalem.
|The Nobel Prize award included approximately $1 million US. Nash said that he was glad to get the money because:|
he needed it to qualify for a credit card. He had had little or no income for many years, due to his illness.
|In June 2001, John and Alicia :|
were re-married. Before kissing Alicia at the ceremony Nash remarked "A second take-just like a movie."
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