Sunday, May 24, 2015

Trinity No More

John Nash, along with his wife, were killed in a car crash in New Jersey. (Link)

This brings an end to a great, most eventful life. The other two members of the 'trinity' of game theory: Lloyd Shapley and Bob Aumann are not getting any younger either, with only the latter being in good health and active at work.

Bob Aumann, on numerous occasions (the latest being in Sao Paolo, with NF in attendance) referred to himself as "a humble servant", Shapley as the "high priest"; and Nash as the "god" of game theory. 

Perhaps no fitter tribute can be paid. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Heard it Through the Grapevine

NF: Hey you're here early?
ES: ...
NF: Well, I was about to clean up. You will have to excuse the mess.
ES: ...
NF: <*wears a guilty look*>
ES: Don't worry. This will not, and cannot change my opinion of you.
NF: ...
ES: It just cannot sink any lower.
NF: <*with throat choked with emotion*> That... means so much to me. Thanks!