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From: chad

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004071410:40:53
Subject: Math Stories

A great story, is that of Noble Prize winner, John Nash, who was immortalized in the Ron Howard film A beautiful Mind, staring Russel Crowe. a book also exist called a beautiful mind, and follows the life of John Nash a Mathematical Genius and Schizophrenic who is also a great code breaker, through the love of a woman he faces his problem and goes on to become a Noble Prize Winner (in the field of Economics I think I kind of forget now. This book is a must for those who have seen the movie and want the chance to read something on mathematics, the movie focus more on his Schizophrenia and I dont really recall all that I read in the book, so if you want please read it, I admit I spend so much time watching the movie that I never really got through to his Noble Prize winning momment John Nash William James Sidis (truly the worlds smartest human) Newton (famous for getting hit with an apple, invented Calculus)

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