John Nash Dies In Car Crash; ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Actor Russell Crowe Pays Tribute On Twitter

By Mradula Mahajan | 1 year ago
John Nash Dies In Car Crash; ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Actor Russell Crowe Pays Tribute On Twitter

It has been confirmed that US Mathematician John Nash, 86, has died in a car crash with his wife. Their taxi crashed in New Jersey and police says that the couple might not have been wearing seat belts when this happened.

Renowned Mathematician and Economist, John Nash had many breakthrough in the field of mathematics and is a Nobel Prize Winner for Economics in 1994. He had inspired film “A Beautiful Mind” where in his character was played by Russell Crowe. The movie had highlighted John Nash’s personal and professional life struggles while he deals with schizophrenia.


Russell Crowe expressed his reaction towards the accident via Twitter, saying, “Stunned… My heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.” “A Beautiful Mind” director Ron Howard also tweeted and gave tribute by calling John Nash ‘brilliant’ and his wife, ‘remarkable.’

John Nash and wife had been to Norway on Tuesday to receive the Abel Prize for Mathematics from King Harald V for his work with longtime colleague Louis Nirenberg on nonlinear partial differential equations. The couple who stayed at Nirenberg’s home after the went flew back from Norway and took a taxi to get back home.

John Nash who has been inspiration in the field of mathematics for his fantastic contribution in the game theory and his struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, has also inspired a biography “A Beautiful Mind” by Sylvia Nasar which was published in 1998 and on which the movie with same name released in 2001.

At Princeton’s mathematics centre, campus legend John Nash became to be known as “The Phantom of Fine Hall.” He is also referred to in a novel set at Princeton, “The Mind-Body Problem” by Rebecca Goldstein in 1983.

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