I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Life of John Forbes Nash. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. After winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994, Nash’s approval in the field skyrocketed to the point where he is now one of the most revered figures in American academia, despite the problems that afflicted his personal life for decades around the middle of the 20th century (Nasar, 2001). But with this fame and reverence comes the likelihood of misunderstanding or inaccuracies. Nasar (2001) is now entering its ninth edition, partly due to biographical errors and misconstructions. An understanding of Nash’s life is necessary to understand his work and his contributions to the fields of economics and game theory. part of this understanding is dispelling fact from fiction.
Born on June 13th, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia, Nash grew up in a nurturing household that helped develop his talents and abilities. His father, for instance, gave him scientific volumes for his own personal study, which caused him to shun social activities at school as distractions. After receiving a Westinghouse scholarship, Nash began attending the Carnegie Institute of Technology and completed his Master’s degree in 1948 in mathematics with only three years of study completed. After his graduation, Nash began attending the University of Princeton, where he found himself among his peers in terms of academic and mathematical achievement (Nasar, 2001, pp. 46-47). During this time at Princeton, Nash expanded his idea of so-called “Nash Equilibrium”, which is a theorem in game theory that gained in popularity over the subsequent decades of Nash’s life. Again shunning classes, Nash became increasingly self-absorbed in his work. After receiving his Ph.D., Nash took a faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was known primarily for his youth and his arrogance. During this time, Nash’s contribution to the fields of mathematics was immense.