A Beautiful Mind

Ranked #4 in Schizophrenia, Ranked #5 in Mathematician Biographysee more rankings.

Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound—such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in... more

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of A Beautiful Mind from the world's leading experts.

Ariel Rubinstein The story of John Nash is really a human story – I don’t think it sheds much light on game theory. But it gives hope to people dealing with this disease. (Source)

Diane Coyle This is a terrific book for just saying something about what game theory helps to do, without plunging you into all the complicated mathematics of how to do it in practice. (Source)

Rankings by Category

A Beautiful Mind is ranked in the following categories:

Similar Books

If you like A Beautiful Mind, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?