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John Forbes Nash Jr., Nobel prize-winning mathematician, y his wife, Alicia, passed away in a coche crash top top Saturday might 23. Mercer in Mercer County, N.J. Has great reason come remember them both con affection and regret.

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John and Alicia attend Mercer’s very first fund-raising event on January 6, 2002, un cold, rainy evening in Princeton. Co-chairs Karen Schotland and Sharon Kaplan organized two parallel showings the A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard y starring Russell Crowe, in los Garden Theater. Tickets price $25, with free sodas and popcorn donated by Princeton University, y brief gift on Mercer’s work for ns families of world with mentorore illness. Uno $150 official dinner followed in possibility House, the university’s faculty club.


John and Alicia Nash, with’s Mercer’s differentiated Contribution Award. Courtesy of Mercer.

The movie, influenced by john Nash’s life, premiered on Christmas trabaja 2001, y was filmed, in part, at ns number that New suéter sites, including ns Princeton college campus. Ns two showings ~ above January 6 attracted 410 people, plenty of of whom had served as extras during ns filming. The dinner was sold out, con a completamente of ciento sesenta participants. According to co-chair Karen Schotland, ns event elevated $76,000.

He and Sylvia Nasar, writer of ns book A Beautiful Mind, both spoke from the podium. John was presented with Mercer’s first Distinguished contribution Award: “Presented to john Forbes Nash, Jr., for helping to defeat the stigma surrounding mental illness through los sharing of your life story.” ns award was signed by factura Wilmot, president and Chomy Garces, executive director.

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A Times that Trenton story by Robert Stern (January 7, 2002) is excerpted below:

Nash was fast to keep in mind that while he and his wife, Alicia, offered script approval to the film, los movie — fuera de of need — offers uno fictionalized check out of schizophrenic episodes of his life. One significant difference in between the real Nash and the man depicted by Russell Crowe is that, unlike Crowe’s character, Nash never had visions of people or scenes — he just imagined listening voices.

“If you’re familia with the patterns of mental illness y schizophrenia, civilization do not frequently see (imagined) things,’ said Nash. “You don’t watch them, but you possibly hear voices. But voices without imagen don’t do for uno poignant tale on los big screen,” he said.

“The screenwriter walk something that is very far-ranging . . . Developing madness, insanity in a structure that have the right to be watched in uno movie,” Nash commented.


John Nash with Mercer Executive director Chomy Garces and President bill Wilmot. Courtesy that Mercer.

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Nash’s 42-year-old son, John converses Martin Nash, that suffers representar paranoid schizophrenia and holds uno doctorate in mathematics desde Rutgers University, also attended. Unequal his father, the younger Nash quiet is struggling with his condition on ns daily basis, receiving médico treatment and counseling representar a psychiatrist and psychologist. He claims his father is one inspiration.

“He's un great hope for every one of us; everyone with mental illness can look at Dad and say it’s possible,” ns younger Nash said. “It’s possible to recover.”