In this powerful and dramatic biography sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner.
A Beautiful Mind #ad - Because the ideas i had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did, ” came the answer. The inspiration for an academy award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessVintage #ad - With a new preface by the authorin her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. An unquiet mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, episodes of violence, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, and an attempted suicide.
Here jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive bipolar illness; she has also experienced it firsthand.
The Essential John NashPrinceton University Press #ad - Included are nine of nash's most influential papers, most of them written over the decade beginning in 1949. Also included are Nash's Nobel citation and autobiography. In an afterword, nash describes his current work, and he discusses an error in one of his papers. Since then, sylvia nasar's celebrated biography A Beautiful Mind, the basis of a new major motion picture, has revealed the man.
This book presents, for which he received the nobel, for the first time, the full range of Nash's diverse contributions not only to game theory, but to pure mathematics--from Riemannian geometry and partial differential equations--in which he commands even greater acclaim among academics. From 1959 until his astonishing remission three decades later, the man behind the concepts "Nash equilibrium" and "Nash bargaining"--concepts that today pervade not only economics but nuclear strategy and contract talks in major league sports--had lived in the shadow of a condition diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia.
The Essential John Nash #ad - A photo essay chronicles Nash's career from his student days in Princeton to the present. The essential john Nash reveals his work--in his own words. When john nash won the nobel prize in economics in 1994, many people were surprised to learn that he was alive and well. In his preface, harold kuhn offers personal insights on his longtime friend and colleague; and in introductions to several of Nash's papers, he provides scholarly context.
The essential john nash makes it plain why one of Nash's colleagues termed his style of intellectual inquiry as "like lightning striking. All those inspired by nash's dazzling ideas will welcome this unprecedented opportunity to trace these ideas back to the exceptional mind they came from.
John Nash, Jr.: The Life and Legacy of One of America's Most Influential MathematiciansCharles River Editors #ad - As it turned out, he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, which made him see things and believe in wild conspiracies like a national communist takeover by men wearing red ties. John nash, Jr. The life and legacy of one of america’s Most Influential Mathematicians chronicles the life and work of Nash and the impact he had on math and economics.
Includes pictures*includes nash’s quotes about his own life and career*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents"In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world. John nash, Jr. In 2001, the critically acclaimed film A Beautiful Mind introduced millions to John Nash, Jr.
One of america’s most important 20th century mathematicians, nearly 50 years after he had won a Nobel prize for his work. Indeed, where he had been given the abel prize, he was returning from Norway, when he died in a car accident in May 2015 at the age of 86, awarded by the Norwegian government to outstanding mathematicians.
John Nash, Jr.: The Life and Legacy of One of America's Most Influential Mathematicians #ad - Along with pictures of important people, and events, places, you will learn about Nash like never before. Nash was still doing groundbreaking work and was in the prime of his life when he began demonstrating all kinds of odd behavior, initially alarming his wife Alicia and then stunning the academic world with an incoherent lecture in 1959.
For nearly a decade after the diagnosis, nash was treated in hospitals with various kinds of medication, including shock therapy, and Nash himself termed his mental health issues as making him go "from scientific rationality of thinking into the delusional thinking characteristic of persons who are psychiatrically diagnosed as 'schizophrenic' or 'paranoid schizophrenic'".
Over time, with a better understanding of the problem and treatment, Nash began to recover his mental faculties and get back to work in the last few decades of the 20th century.
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius RamanujanWashington Square Press #ad - Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, " tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Prince of Intuition, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Apostle of Proof.
In time, ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two, but left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Now a major motion picture starring jeremy irons and dev patel! a moving and enlightening look at the unbelievable true story of how gifted prodigy Ramanujan stunned the scholars of Cambridge University and revolutionized mathematics.
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan #ad - In 1913, a young unschooled indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers.
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of MadnessGrand Central Publishing #ad - She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, relapses, and constant, halfway houses, more suicide attempts, withering despair. Lori schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. But against all odds, she survived. In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.
Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. At seventeen lori schiller was the perfect child-the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind.
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through MadnessHachette Books #ad - The center cannot hold is the eloquent, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, moving story of Elyn's life, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself and to harm others, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, as well as the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional.
Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Elyn R. This beautifully written memoir is destined to become a classic in its genre. Evans professor of law, psychiatry, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, Psychology, and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness.
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness #ad - A much-praised memoir of living and surviving mental illness as well as "a stereotype-shattering look at a tenacious woman whose brain is her best friend and her worst enemy" Time.
The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and HopeBasic Books #ad - For thirty-two years ken steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this inspiring story, steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him regain his sanity and go on to give hope and support to so many others like him.
Churchill: A LifeRosettaBooks #ad - He has done so triumphantly. The new york Times Book Review. A full and rounded examination of Churchill’s life, both in its personal and political aspects . . . In this masterful book, prize-winning historian and authorized Churchill biographer Martin Gilbert weaves together the research from his eight-volume biography of the elder statesman into one single volume, and includes new information unavailable at the time of the original work’s publication.
Spanning churchill’s youth, education, and the arc of his political leadership, and early military career, his journalistic work, Churchill: A Life details the great man’s indelible contribution to Britain’s foreign policy and internal social reform. A lucid, comprehensive and authoritative life of the man considered by many to have been the outstanding public figure of the 20th century.
Churchill: A Life #ad - Publishers Weekly “Mr. Gilbert describes the painful decade of churchill’s political exile 1929–1939 and shows how it strengthened him and prepared him for his role in the ‘hour of supreme crisis’ as Britain’s wartime leader. Gilbert’s job was to bring alive before his readers a man of extraordinary genius and scarcely less extraordinary destiny.
With eyewitness accounts and interviews with churchill’s contemporaries, and career adversaries, including friends, character, ambition, it provides a revealing picture of the personal life, family members, and drive of one of the world’s most remarkable leaders. A richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness” Los Angeles Times.
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Princeton Classic EditionsPrinceton University Press #ad - And it is today established throughout both the social sciences and a wide range of other sciences. This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. This sixtieth anniversary edition includes not only the original text but also an introduction by Harold Kuhn, an afterword by Ariel Rubinstein, and reviews and articles on the book that appeared at the time of its original publication in the New York Times, tthe American Economic Review, and a variety of other publications.
Together, these writings provide readers a matchless opportunity to more fully appreciate a work whose influence will yet resound for generations to come. In it, john von neumann and oskar Morgenstern conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy.
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Princeton Classic Editions #ad - Not only would this revolutionize economics, but the entirely new field of scientific inquiry it yielded--game theory--has since been widely used to analyze a host of real-world phenomena from arms races to optimal policy choices of presidential candidates, from vaccination policy to major league baseball salary negotiations.
What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.
A Short Biography 30 Minute Book Series 16 - The Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.C&D Publications #ad - At some point during his illness, the world had forgotten about John Nash the man, but that didn’t stop people from remembering all that he’d accomplished in his youth. Seemed to have it all: a Ph. D. Ultimately, john nash pushed past the constraints of his brilliance and madness, and found redemption. From princeton, a beautiful wife, and a fantastic job teaching mathematics at MIT.
He had no idea that at the age of thirty-one, his entire life would fall apart, and it would take decades of hospitalization before his brilliant self would reemerge from the hell of schizophrenia – not unlike a butterfly trapped too long in a cocoon. His work has shaped many areas of industry and academia, and has helped solve many important problems.
A Short Biography 30 Minute Book Series 16 - The Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. #ad - After a long bout of relative obscurity, and poverty, mental illness, Nash was ultimately awarded – seemingly out of the blue – the Nobel Prize in Economics. At first glance, John Forbes Nash Jr.