John Nash and his wife Alicia died in a car crash in New Jersey today. They were on their way back from Norway where Nash had received the Abel Prize. In game theory, Nash is best known for the concept of Nash equilibrium, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.
John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash 82.
An obituary by Rakesh Vohra can be found on the Game Theory Society’s website.