Noble Prize winner Princeton Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. was in Mumbai, India recently to attend the first ever conference on game theory. 

John Nash a student of Princeton University, at the age of 21 presented a Ph D dissertation on Non-Cooperative Games. Four decades later in 1994 his thesis received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work what is now known as the ‘Nash Equilibrium'. Since the 1960s, it has been applied in virtually every field from international relations to bargaining. In India, Nash says, the game theory could be used in economics – “in general to understand what areas or conditions are economically favorable”. 

Nobel laureate John Nash's life proves that miracles do happen, bringing hope to sufferers of schizophrenia. At one time he was diagnosed as suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia.

He said in an earlier interview to Times News Network that drugs didn't help him as much as sheer grit. “I began arguing with the concept of the voices. And ultimately I began rejecting them and deciding not to listen”.

John has a son who is also a mathematician and suffers from schizophrenia. PBS has produced a TV film based on his life, called A Brilliant Madness. Ron Howard's film A Beautiful Mind too is loosely based on John Nash's biography. 

At the age of 75 years with his razor sharp mind the mathematician is working on a three player game strategy where the players don't know about others strategy and which could have application in multilateral negotiations.

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