Death of John Forbes Nash, Jr.

June 13, 1928 - May 23, 2015
Trenton, New Jersey | Age 86

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By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

Nash had read the classic "Men of Mathematics" by E.T....

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