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John Nash: one of the finest minds of the 20th century

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Prof Nash being conferred an honorary doctorate of science at the City University of Hong Kong in 2011. To a wider audience, he was probably best known for his life story, a tale of dazzling achievement, devastating loss and almost miraculous redemption.

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JOHN Nash Jr, a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a book and a 2001 film, both titled A Beautiful

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