Newman is a Harvard graduate student who befriends some mathematicians at MIT in early 1950s, including John Nash. He is considered a “genius and is “a big, brash, blond swaggerer” who becomes “friendly friends” with Nash and helps to draw him into a tight social circle of mathematicians. Nash makes sexual advances on Newman, who laughs them off; Newman is one of Nash’s first friends to realize that Nash might be attracted to men.
Donald J. Newman (D.J.) Character Timeline in A Beautiful Mind
The timeline below shows where the character Donald J. Newman (D.J.) appears in A Beautiful Mind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17 – Bad Boys
Chapter 24 – Jack
...common room. Bricker is a first-year graduate student from New York who is friends with Newman and others, and he is immediately taken with Nash—not only because of his intellect, but... (full context)