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John Nash Presentation

STAT 2001

Brittany Lloyd-Jones

on 25 April 2013

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Transcript of John Nash Presentation

A Genius Early life Bluefield, West Virginia
June 13, 1928

Pictured Encyclopedia

High School:
solved the Fermat Equation Princeton
Figure eight
Red tennis shoes
Drawings on windows Game Theory best strategy based on the other players' strategies Applied to Real Life 1960s
Predict the "Game of Life"
All players striving for best outcome

The Stock Exchange
Military Operations
International Trade Obsessed with developing an original idea "Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity."
- John Nash References http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gLU8FodgoQw/TWautbWNWBI/AAAAAAAABD0/1GmU10RQjH8/s1600/writing%2Bon%2Bwall.jpeg
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nash/peopleevents/images/p_jnash1.jpg A Beautiful Mind Schizophrenia Nash Equilibrium 1. The players involved
2. Pure-Strategies
3. Utility Functions Graduate School All parties agree to take similar action so that they receive equal benefits.

Goal for the Best Outcome John Forbes Nash Jr 1959
20 years of mental institutions

1970 - no more antipsychotic medications “I began arguing with the concept of the voices and ultimately I began rejecting them and deciding not to listen.”
- John Nash Later Life A B
A Beautiful Mind Nobel
Peace Prize
1994 Princeton Statistics Look at expected payoffs and past behavior

Decision making based upon previously collected and analyzed data. Contributions in... A Beautiful Mind Game of strategy with friends at Princeton

If he could predict their strategies, he could change the game

Original Idea - 150 years Need to weigh both sides Movie vs. Real Life
aliens vs. angels
homosexual or anti-Semitic tendencies
taking medication

2001 Academy Awards: Best Picture
Shining testament to his life Statistics
Economics Education Carnegie Mellon University
Chemical Engineering

1948 Bachelor of Science and Masters
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