Facts, not fiction

December 10, 2009

I hardly think that John Nash was "immortalised in the Hollywood film A Beautiful Mind" ("Beautiful minds converge to inspire Nobel prizewinners of the future", 12 November). Rather, I think it is his contribution to game theory that renders him immortal. Please let us keep an appropriate perspective on the importance of research and Hollywood.

John Palfreyman, University of Abertay Dundee.

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