A beautiful mind has departed. Have your ever watched the movie a beautiful mind? If yes, what did you think about it? If no, please hurry and watch it. This was probably the movie that had the greatest influence on my educational career. The movie is based loosely on the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. (RIP), who was a mathematician who a shared Nobel Prize in economics in 1994. He won this prize due to his work in game theory; anybody that has ever sat in a game theory class knows about John Nash and literally worships him in that regard.
Well i was sad to learn he passed away in a car crash along with his wife – my namesake on May 23 2015. What interests me about him on the whole was that for about 10 years he struggled with schizophrenia, but was determined to get back to the workplace and was unarguably one of the greatest mathematicians of the last two centuries. Its leaders like this that helped me understand the practicality of non-linear differential equations, game theory, and the practicality of applied mathematics in everyday life. He was one of the reasons why i was insistent in ensuring i graduated with a degree in Applied Math & Statistics – I wanted to be a part of the “absolute genius but slightly mad crowd” – despite having to take classes like Applied Algebra two times to pass.
Despite his illness, his Genius was almost overwhelming. May he RIP!
Do you have any industry leaders you look up to? If yes, please who and why?
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