Members of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) were deeply saddened to learn that Professor John F. Nash, Jr., the internationally renowned Nobel Laureate and our
Honorary Graduate, and his wife Alicia passed away in a traffic accident in New Jersey, USA, on 23 May.
PolyU is proud to be associated with Professor Nash, the mathematical giant of the twentieth century and among the very few who were known outside academia. In October 2011, Professor Nash was conferred PolyU’s Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, and during his brief stay in Hong Kong, he touched the hearts and enlightened the minds of over 1,000 young students through a sharing of his passion for life and his intellectual insight.
At PolyU, we salute the life and achievements of Professor Nash. We will always remember him as a dear friend and partner, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family.
Timothy W. Tong, Ph.D.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University