Carmel’s recent blog post about making teaching attractive couldn’t have been more timely as the world lost one of its most brilliant minds and educators over the weekend. John F. Nash, a revolutionary mathematician was killed in a car accident while coming home from Norway after receiving the prestigious Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Nash, who is forever immortalized in the feature film, A Beautiful Mind, also won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.
He is widely known around the world for his work in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. His theories were used to analyze and tackle complex situations and are used in a variety of subjects such as economics, computing and evolutionary biology. Is Nash the last of a great era of minds and educators?