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3 November 2012

John Nash, Paul Volker, Robert Mundell, Economists

80th birthday party for Robert Mundell, Canadian economist, 22 October 2012, New York City

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John Forbes Nash, Jr. is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. (Note torn dollar images on tie.)

In 2011, the National Security Agency declassified letters written by Nash in 1950s, in which he had proposed a new encryption-decryption machine. The letters show that Nash had anticipated many concepts of modern cryptography, which are based on computational hardness.

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Paul Volker, center, Robert Mundell, far left.

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Robert Mundell, right, J. William Middendorf, left.