John F. Nash, Jr.
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
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Collection Creator: Princeton University. Graduate
Dates: circa 1948-1950.
Dates: 1994, 2002.
Extent: 1 item
Access to the records of living graduate alumni is restricted.
The file includes Nash's enrollment and grade cards, a photograph from
the time of his application to the University, letters of
recommendation, correspondence with University administrators, a portion
of his dissertation titled Non-cooperative
Games, and newspaper articles from the time that he was
awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics (1994).
Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928-2015) received his Ph.D. from
Princeton University in 1950; his 27 page dissertation had a significant
impact on the fields of mathematics and economics. In 1951 he joined the
faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. His
battle with schizophrenia began around 1958, and the struggle with this
illness would continue for much of his life. Nash eventually returned to
the community of Princeton. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics
John F. Nash, Jr.; circa 1948-1950 1994, 2002; Graduate Alumni Records, Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.