“Beautiful Mind” Visited Brazil

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, who died in a road accident 24th May, visited Brazil in  July 2014 for a mathematical conference and gave one of the last interviews of his life in São Paulo.

US mathematician John Nash, 86, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind,  died together with his wife when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, police  said.

The Nash Equilibrium, for which he won a Nobel Prize,  has grown to be perhaps the most important idea in economic analysis and has found application in fields as diverse as computing, evolutionary biology and artificial intelligence.

Nash visited Brazil for an International Workshop on Game Theory and Economic Applications of the Game Theory Society (IWGTS),held at the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP)  and sponsored by Escola São Paulo de Ciência Avançada (ESPCA).

The interview was recorded by the  media team at the São Paulo Research Foundation. You can view it here:

 

 

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