March 18, 2003

A beautifull mind


The Nobel Prize recipient, John F. Nash, Jr. is a new Honorary member of the Wallenberg Foundation.

John F. Nash has been included in the Honorary Membership of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, a non-governmental organization (ONG) that develops educational programs based on the examples of solidarity and courage of the saviors of the Holocaust.

In a letter addressed to the founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, the Argentine Baruch Tenembaum, Nash indicated:

”I have always been an admirer of Raoul Wallenberg because he was such a notable (and unfortunately also tragic) example or model of the sort of human who has compassion for other persons independently of their specific ethnicity or cultural history”.

Nash received the Nobel Prize for Economics in l994 for his pioneering analysis of the theory of equilibrium between non-cooperative work, a thesis about the mathematics of competition that contradicts the doctrines of Adam Smith, the father of modern economics.

Nash’s life was brought to the screen in a Ron Howard film ”A Beautifull Mind”, winner of four Academy Awards from Hollywood. The movie narrates the life of the mathematical genius, played by the actor Russell Crowe.

Nash is the eighth Nobel Prize Laureate who has joined the Wallenberg Foundation, together with the Dalai Lama, John Hume, Shimon Peres, Jose Ramos Horta, Oscar Arias, David Trimble, and Elie Wiesel.

Autobiography of John F. Nash, Jr.