The 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind” focused on game theorist John F. Nash and was a huge success, winning four Academy Awards. It is based on Sylvia Nasar’s unauthorized biography with the same title, published in 1998. There is an amazing passage in the book, which unfortunately was left out of the movie. It is where Nash visited John von Neumann in his office to discuss the main idea and result of the Ph.D. thesis he was writing. At the time Nash was a talented and promising mathematics student at Princeton University and von Neumann was a professor at the

EP - 214 ET - 1 PB - Mathematical Association of America PY - 2014 SN - null SP - 212 T2 - Game Theory Through Examples UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt6wpwgj.31 Y2 - 2020/09/22/ ER -