A Brilliant Madness is a PBS special that offers insight into the life of MIT mathematical genius, John Nash. At the age of 30, Nash was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia after he suddenly began claiming he was a special messenger for aliens. For the next three decades, Nash found himself in and out of mental hospitals. In the mean time, a proof he had written at the age of 20 became a foundation for modern economic theory, and in 1994, Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. The PBS
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