I just heard the shocking news that John F. Nash, an INFORMS Fellow, in the inaugural class of 2002, and 1994 Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences, was killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey turnpike. He was traveling with his wife of many years, Alice Nash, who also died in the crash.
Just last week, John Nash had been in Norway to receive the Abel Prize for his contributions to mathematics.
Here I am in Sweden writing another book and in almost every chapter I am citing the work of John Nash, specifically, his contributions to noncooperative game theory.
It is such a horrible shame that he and his wife died in this way.
He had a Brilliant Mind.
He had lectured at UMass Amherst in October 2002 on Ideal Money and Asymptotically Ideal Money. The below photo is courtesy of UMass Amherst.
I leave you with the link to a previous post.
Rest in Peace, John Nash, and your wife, as well! Many, many thanks for your incredible contributions to mathematics, operations research, and economics!