John Nash's Princeton recommendation letter was amazingly short and to the point

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John Nash, the famous Princeton mathematician whose life was chronicled in the 2002 film "A Beautiful Mind," passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 86. This week, Princeton digitized Nash's records from his time in graduate school, and one nugget in particular stands out as particularly great.

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Above, you can read a recommendation letter from Nash's undergraduate professor Richard Duffin, which helped get Nash into the Princeton graduate program. Duffin's praise is confined to a single, brief phrase — "He is a mathematical genius."

It's the rec letter we all wish we got.

Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.

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