John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928–2015)

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Science  19 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6241, pp. 1324
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac7085

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On 23 May, John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed in a car accident in New Jersey. This tragedy came just after he received, at age 86, yet another distinguished award. John's contributions were in pure mathematics and game theory, which continues to influence the behavioral sciences. His achievements were remarkable, especially given his constant battle with mental illness.