How did this affect modern day? Well John Nash, was a man renowned for his incredible mathematics and economics achievements. Here are a few examples of his achievements and how they contribute in the real world. Game theory; the branch of mathematics that deals with analyzing competitive situations and the outcome of what is going to happen, this can be applied in games,

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He was an American mathematician. John Nash took his father’s name, John Forbes Nash and in his early life his father was an engineer for the Appalachian Electric Power Company and his mother who was Margaret Virginia Martin was a teacher. He was brought up in a loving family that cared about his education and success, they also wanted their son to get a good education so they enrolled him in advanced classes. He showed his first real interest in mathematics when he was only 14. A book that he had read, Men of Mathematics, inspired him to become a mathematician. In High school he took advanced mathematics classes at a local community college at Western Virginia. In 1941 he took multiple math and science courses at Bluefield College. His favorite course was chemistry and he excelled in mathematics, however he did not consider mathematics to become a career at this moment in time. With a George Westinghouse Scholarship, initially majoring in chemical engineering. He took the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition twice, although he did well, he did not make the top five. He thought of it as a failure and took it badly. He switched to a chemistry major and eventually to mathematics. Graduating at age 19 in 1948, he accepted a scholarship to Princeton University, he pursued further into mathematics

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It started as paranoia. Like many people during the cold war during the “Red Scare” Nash seemed to believe that every man who wore a red tie were communists and conspiring against him and the government. Even go as far as mailing the embassies in Washington D.C. And as one would imagine his mental illness would come to affect more than just his opinions of other people specifically his students. In 1959 Nash gave an American Mathematical Society lecture at Columbia University. But the students there soon realized that the lecture was incomprehensible. Colleagues in the audience immediately realized that something was