In Fall 1994, mathematician John F. Nash received a phone call that he had won a Nobel prize, together with economists John C. Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten. The next day the story filled the newspapers. The*New York Times*had a headline “Game theory captures a Nobel”. Mathematical journals reported the news weeks or months later.

Hold on a minute! There is no Nobel prize in mathematics! In the early twentieth century Alfred Nobel established prizes only in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Nash worked in none of these disciplines. His award was not one of the original Nobel

EP - 279 ET - 1 PB - Mathematical Association of America PY - 2014 SN - null SP - 277 T2 - Game Theory Through Examples UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt6wpwgj.42 Y2 - 2020/09/19/ ER -