A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind


Sylvia Nasar

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Woodrow Wilson – Character Analysis

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States and the president of Princeton University in the early 20th century. Nasar notes that Wilson “despised mathematics”—which he regarded as a “mild form of torture”—and did not envision math playing an important role in academic life at Princeton, though the Princeton math community would later become one of the most well-respected in the world.
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Woodrow Wilson – Character Timeline in A Beautiful Mind

The timeline below shows where the character Woodrow Wilson – appears in A Beautiful Mind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3 – The Center of the Universe
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...are top-notch, though Princeton had not always had this reputation. In the early 1900s, when Woodrow Wilson was its president, Wilson’s best friend, mathematician Henry Burchard Fine—Fine Hall’s namesake—convinced him to hire... (full context)