“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician Dies With Wife In Crash

John Forbes Nash, the Nobel-winning Princeton mathematician known for his work in game theory and as the inspiration behind A Beautiful Mind, died yesterday in a crash in New Jersey. Also killed was his wife of nearly six decades, Alicia Nash. The Nashes were riding in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver lost control of the vehicle, and hit a guardrail; both were ejected from the car. “It doesn’t appear that they were wearing seatbelts,” a police rep tells NJ.com. Read more on Newser…