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John Forbes Nash, Jr.
June 13, 1928 -
Nationality: American
Category: Mathematician
Subcategory: American Mathematician

I later spent... five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release.


I did have strange ideas during certain periods of time.


I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.


I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house.


I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.


I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T. from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.


It's almost as if a demon might have passed from one host to another.


I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.


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