Princeton honoring memory of mathematician John Nash

Oct 18, 2015 2:28 PM by News Staff

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University is paying tribute to one of its most noted faculty members.

The Ivy League school will host a day of academic panels and remembrance events on Saturday to honor John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind."

Nash and his wife, Alicia, were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in late May.

Among the day's feature events is a public lecture by Sylvia Nasar, who wrote the biography the movie was based on. Nash's family members and former colleagues will also gather at the University Chapel that night for a public event to honor Nash's life and his long connection to the school.

Nash had a long connection with the university, receiving his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton in 1950.

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