Most widely held works about Sylvia Nasar
Most widely held works by Sylvia Nasar
A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994 by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Danish and held by 2,499 libraries worldwide
"In this biography, Sylvia Nasar re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize." "A Beautiful Mind traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., from his lonely childhood in West Virginia to his student years at Princeton, where he encountered Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, and a host of other mathematical luminaries. At twenty-one, the handsome, ambitious, eccentric graduate student invented what would become the most influential theory of rational human behavior in modern social science. Nash's contribution to game theory would ultimately revolutionize the field of economics." "At thirty, Nash was poised to take his dreamed-of place in the pantheon of history's greatest mathematicians. Then Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown." "Nasar details Nash's harrowing descent into insanity - his bizarre delusions that he was the Prince of Peace; his resignation from MIT, flight to Europe, and attempt to renounce his American citizenship; his repeated hospitalizations, from the storied McLean, where he came to know the poet Robert Lowell, to the crowded wards of a state hospital; his "enforced interludes of rationality" during which he was able to return briefly to mathematical research." "At age sixty-six, twin miracles - a spontaneous remission of his illness and the sudden decision of the Nobel Prize committee to honor his contributions to game theory - restored the world to him. Nasar recounts the bitter behind-the-scenes battle in Stockholm over whether to grant the ultimate honor in science to a man thought to be "mad." She describes Nash's current ambition to pursue new mathematical breakthroughs and his efforts to be a loving father to his adult sons."--BOOK JACKET.
A beautiful mind : the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,592 libraries worldwide
The true story of John Nash, the math genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness; through the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community he emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize; now a major motion picture--Cover.
A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar ( Recording )
79 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
A biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994.
The essential John Nash by John F Nash ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 874 libraries worldwide
"This book presents, for the first time, the full range of Nash's diverse contributions not only to game theory, for which he received the Nobel, but to pure mathematics, in which he commands even greater acclaim among academics. Included are nine of Nash's most influential papers, most them written over the decade beginning in 1949"--Jacket.
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
The epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world--from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery.
The best American science writing, 2008 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview of the year's most important discoveries, research, and events.
The essential John Nash ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Synopsis: When John Nash won the Nobel prize in economics in 1994, many people were surprised to learn that he was alive and well. Since then, Sylvia Nasar's celebrated biography A Beautiful Mind, the basis of a new major motion picture, has revealed the man. The Essential John Nash reveals his work-in his own words. his book presents, for the first time, the full range of Nash's diverse contributions not only to game theory, for which he received the Nobel, but to pure mathematics-from Riemannian geometry and partial differential equations-in which he commands even greater acclaim among academics. Included are nine of Nash's most influential papers, most of them written over the decade beginning in 1949. 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. In the introduction to this book, Nasar recounts how Nash had, by the age of thirty, gone from being a wunderkind at Princeton and a rising mathematical star at MIT to the depths of mental illness. 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. In an afterword, Nash describes his current work, and he discusses an error in one of his papers. A photo essay chronicles Nash's career from his student days in Princeton to the present. Also included are Nash's Nobel citation and autobiography. 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.
A beautiful mind ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The story of John Forbes Nash Jr., a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who overcomes his disease and wins a Nobel Prize.
The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D Watson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Auf den fremden Meeren des Denkens : das Leben des genialen Mathematikers John Nash by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A beautiful mind Genie und Wahnsinn ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Die Lebensgeschichte des an paranoider Schizophrenie erkrankten Mathematikers und Nobelpreisträgers John Forbes Nash.
Genie und Wahnsinn : das Leben des genialen Mathematikers John Nash : "A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Een schitterend brein : een biografie van John Forbes Nash jr., winnaar van de Nobelprijs voor de Economie, 1994 by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Biografie van een briljante natuurkundige, die op het hoogtepunt van zijn carrière schizofrenie kreeg en dertig jaar later na zijn genezing alsnog de Nobelprijs kreeg toegekend.
A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Akıl oyunları = A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Turkish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Genie und Wahnsinn das Leben des genialen Mathematikers John Nash, "A beautiful mind" ; mit einem Nachwort zur Taschenbuchausgabe by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Un homme d'exception by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A vingt et un ans, John Forbes Nash, jeune mathématicien de Princeton né en 1928, dans les montagnes de Virginie, révolutionne la théorie des jeux. Il n'a pas encore trente ans lorsque, professeur au MIT, il résout une série de problèmes jugés "impossibles", entrant ainsi au panthéon des mathématiques. Admis à l'Institut des études avancées, aussi excentrique dans son travail que dans sa vie privée, il se permet d'interroger le vieil Einstein sur ses théories. Mais Nash devient schizophrène. Atteint d'hallucinations, obsédé de numérologie, il croit que des extraterrestres veulent entrer en contact avec lui, se prend pour un messie. Pendant trente ans, il ira d'hôpital en hôpital, hantant les couloirs de Princeton entre deux crises. Jusqu'à la fin des années 80, où il retrouve miraculeusement la raison, reprend ses travaux scientifiques et reçoit, en 1994, le prix Nobel d'économie.
Una mente prodigiosa by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A beautiful mind Un homme d'exception by Ron Howard ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Russel Crowe interprète de façon magistrale le rôle de l'illustre mathématicien John Nash, qui se retrouve mêlé à un mysterieux complot alors que le monde entier s'apprêtait à lui rendre hommage. Désormais, il ne peut compter que sur sa femme, la très dévouée Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) dans cette histoire passionnante qui exalte le courage, la passion et le triomphe.
Grand pursuit : great 20th century economic thinkers and what they discovered about the way the world works by Sylvia Nasar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
American literature Audiobooks Audiobooks Biochemistry Biographical films Biography Crick, Francis,--1916-2004 DNA Drama Economic history Economics Economists Feature films Fields Prizes Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Game theory History Large type books Mathematicians Mathematics Mental illness Mentally ill Mixed economy Nash, John F.,--1928- Nobel Prizes Popular works Riemannian manifolds Russia Schizophrenics Science Talking books Technical writing Translations United States Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Watson, James D.,--1928-
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