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Princeton University pay tribute to 'inspirational' scholar

Princeton University Credit: Reuters

Princeton University today paid tribute to John Nash who it said "inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory."

Princeton-University scholar Nash, who inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, was awarded the Nobel Price for economics in 1994.

John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory.

The story of his life with Alicia moved millions of readers and moviegoers who marveled at their courage in the face of daunting challenges

– Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber

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Stokes hits Lord's fastest Test century

Ben Stokes was on fire. Credit: PA

Alastair Cook's 27th Test century and the fastest ever at Lord's from Ben Stokes transformed the first Investec Test as England went from a position of peril to one of dominance.

England arrived on day four with backs-to-the-wall defiance apparently the best they could hope for after conceding a 134-run first-innings deficit to New Zealand.

Stokes drove brilliantly down the ground too, and hit 15 fours and three sixes in his 85-ball century - the second of his career, just two days after he fell short with 92 in the first innings here.

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