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John Nash speaks with Istanbul Bilgi University academics. There are similarities between math and justice, he says.

John Nash speaks with Istanbul Bilgi University academics. There are similarities between math and justice, he says.

John Nash, one of the key speakers at the fourth World Congress of the Game Theory Society, shared a memory about physicist Albert Einstein on the sidelines of the event.

The Nobel laureate said that when he was a student, he paid a visit to Einstein Princeton University to relate his ideas about gravity and the expansion of the universe.

“He was not alone and there were some students there. We had a chat for some time but could not end up anywhere,” he said.

However, Nash said he saw some famous theoretic physicists using theories similar to his as the years passed.

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Einstein worked at Princeton University in New Jersey after settling in the U.S. in 1940 and worked there until his death in 1955. Nash also studied at Princeton University.

Commenting further on the correlation between math and justice, Nash said evidence was the key word. “Both math and justice depend on evidence. Is there perfect evidence? Yes, there is; it is easy to reach the truth if one acts right and honestly in both processes.”

When asked whether mathematics was related to honesty during a meeting with Istanbul Bilgi University students on July 24, Nash said: “Of course it is related, because mathematics aims to find the truth. This is a very important aspect. There are no lies in math.”

July/26/2012

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