A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

by

Sylvia Nasar

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Warren Ambrose Character Analysis

Ambrose is a colleague of John Nash’s at MIT who strongly disapproves of Nash, believing him to be a “childish bright guy” who foolishly takes on difficult problems. Ambrose is a “moody, intense, somewhat frustrated” mathematician who cultivates a rivalry with Nash, challenging him to solve the notoriously difficult “embedding problem for manifolds”—which Nash later goes on to solve successfully.
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Warren Ambrose Character Timeline in A Beautiful Mind

The timeline below shows where the character Warren Ambrose appears in A Beautiful Mind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 20 – Geometry
Mental Illness, Recovery, and the Quest for Knowledge Theme Icon
Genius, Morality, and Relationships Theme Icon
Warren Ambrose , a colleague of Nash’s at MIT, pens an angry letter to another mathematician in... (full context)
Genius, Morality, and Relationships Theme Icon
...Nash solves the embedding theorem, many of the faculty members are pleased to support him—including Warren Ambrose , who had been skeptical of Nash’s ability to produce a result. (full context)