The all-time geekiest Oscar triumphs

Recent history shows geek culture has gone mainstream.

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2002: "A Beautiful Mind" wins Best Picture

While the focus on "A Beautiful Mind" is on a brilliant man's struggle with mental illness, it is also the first Best Picture winner to have a famous math geek as its leading man and protagonist. Legendary mathematician John Nash, who is played in the film by Russell Crowe, is most famous for giving us the Nash equilibrium, a game theory solution concept in which no individual player can gain advantage over other players by unilaterally changing strategy (we experience an obvious example of this equilibrium when driving to work every morning, since we stand nothing to gain by unilaterally driving on the left side of the road in the face of oncoming traffic).

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