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  • 'A Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash and Wife Killed in New Jersey Taxi Crash

    Tough news.

    https://gma.yahoo.com/john-nash-beau...opstories.html

    Princeton University mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Nash, whose life was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in a taxi crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday.

    Nash and Alicia Nash were in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail, said New Jersey State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams. Nash was 86; his wife was 82.

    Authorities don't believe Nash or his wife were wearing seat belts since they were both ejected from the taxi, said Williams. The couple lived in Princeton, New Jersey.

    Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994 and worked as a senior research mathematician at Princeton University.

    His life story, including his struggles with paranoid schizophrenia, were portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind," which won four Oscars including Best Picture.

    "Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts," Crowe posted on Twitter today.

    The Nashes also became recognized for their work in mental health care advocacy.

    Earlier this week, Nash was in Norway to receive the Abel Prize for mathematics, according to NJ.com. The Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, recognized his work on partial differential equations.
    Last edited by Bleacher Creature; 05-24-2015, 08:25 AM.
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    Damn.
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    • #3
      Yikes. Sad to hear this.

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      • #4
        KGB finally got him. RIP

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        • #5
          I wonder went through his mind during the crash.

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          • #6
            I like how the movie title dictates all of the movie headlines instead of the concept of the Nash equilibrium
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
              KGB finally got him. RIP
              Way too soon, but funny.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
                Way too soon, but funny.
                I'll admit it; I lol'ed too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
                  KGB finally got him. RIP
                  That answers Jaws' question...
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                  • #10
                    So how is the taxi driver? I mean, it's sad and all, but they were both well into theirs eighties. It's not like a tragic loss of a young life would be.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wad View Post
                      So how is the taxi driver? I mean, it's sad and all, but they were both well into theirs eighties. It's not like a tragic loss of a young life would be.
                      Thanks for the perspective. We all needed for it.
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                      • #12
                        Bob Simon dies in a taxi (more like car service) wreck and these two...

                        And yet...Uber/Lyft is a problem...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wad View Post
                          So how is the taxi driver? I mean, it's sad and all, but they were both well into theirs eighties. It's not like a tragic loss of a young life would be.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 007 View Post
                            Bob Simon dies in a taxi (more like car service) wreck and these two...

                            And yet...Uber/Lyft is a problem...
                            I always assume when I'm in a taxi I'm immune to this sort of stuff. Some of that has to do with me being drunk some of those times. The other I don't know. I guess I assume they are pros.

                            Many times I've Rocketed in a taxi in jersey in some shit box car and a cab driver paying attention to everything other than the road.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wad View Post
                              So how is the taxi driver? I mean, it's sad and all, but they were both well into theirs eighties. It's not like a tragic loss of a young life would be.
                              And how do we know he /she is/was young? I've seen quite a few taxi drivers in their sixties and maybe older.

                              And, I hate to sound cold hearted, but not every young person who losses their life is a tragedy.
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