Nash, John Forbes Jr. (1928–)
After a promising start to his mathematical career, Nash began to suffer from schizophrenia around the age of 30 and battled with the illness for the next quarter of a century. His Ph.D. dissertation, entitled "Non-cooperative Games," contained the definition and properties of what would later be called Nash equilibrium and the basis of the work that, 44 years later, would make him a Nobelist. Between 1966 and 1996, Nash published nothing. However, his mental health slowly began to recover in the mid-1990s, his ability to tackle mathematical problems returned, and he also became interested in computer programming.
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