See all specials

Special

John Nash

John Nash, who died in a car crash in May 2015, was a mathematician famed for both his work and his troubled life. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work on game theory that has had wide influence in evolutionary biology, and the Abel Prize for his work on algebraic geometry and partial differential equations that brought him recognition from mathematicians. Here, we bring you research and comment related to Nash’s life and work from the archives of Nature Publishing Group.

Image credit: Robert P. Matthews/Princeton Univ./Getty

Obituary

News

Books and Arts

News and Views

Research papers

Scientific American

  • The Traveler's Dilemma by Kaushik Basu

    When playing this simple game, people consistently reject the rational choice. In fact, by acting illogically, they end up reaping a larger reward—an outcome that demands a new kind of formal reasoning.

    Scientific American (01 June 2007)

sign up to Nature briefing

What matters in science — and why — free in your inbox every weekday.

Sign up

Listen

new-pod-red

Nature Podcast

Our award-winning show features highlights from the week's edition of Nature, interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists around the world.