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Beautiful Mind's Math Guru Makes Truth = Beauty

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Science  01 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5556, pp. 789-791
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5556.789

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Summary

As mathematics consultant to the hit film about a troubled genius, Dave Bayer learned to balance a whole new set of equations. Although some critics grumble that A Beautiful Mind exaggerates the competitive atmosphere of postwar Princeton and leaves out important parts of John Forbes Nash's life and work, the mathematics in the film has come through peer review with flying colors.