Science on the Screen – screening and discussion of “A Beautiful Mind”

John Nash mathematicianScience on the Screen presents… “A Beautiful Mind”: film and discussion
The 135-minute film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion with:

Michael Marcangelo, M.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, UChicago

Roger Myerson, Nobel Laureate 2007 and the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, UChicago

Robert Rosenberg (Moderator), Associate VP for Communications, UChicago, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth

A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. Directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman, the film was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. Russell Crowe, along with Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany and Christopher Plummer star in the film. Rating: PG-13.

Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Recommended reading:
“Nash Equilibrium and the History of Economic Theory,” Roger B. Myerson, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 37, No. 3  (Sep., 1999), pp. 1067-1082
Published by: American Economic Association
 University of Chicago readers can download a PDF of the article from JSTOR:

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