Johnny first began showing interest in mathematics when he was fourteen years old. No one is sure where he found Bell's Men of Mathematics, but it was one of the first books to challenge his intellect. Nash was ecstatic when he discovered advanced math, unlike the boring stuff from school. He began Bluefield College in 1941. As expected, Johnny took mathematics courses as well as science courses, chemistry being his favorite. Right away Nash began to show that he was very skilled in problem solving. He was clearly good at math however; at that time he did not consider pursuing Mathematics as a career, because during that time it was an unusual profession. Jr. thought that he would be an electrical engineer like his father but instead he continued experimenting and exploring math and science. He once conducted a chemistry experiment that involved making explosives that killed a fellow pupil. Obviously, because of John’s odd personality his classmates thought he was weird and tormented him. In return, John drew weird cartoons of the classmates he did not like; he also tortured... [continues]
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