Robert J. Aumann – Nobel Prize Lecture

and this years prize of nonchalance and general coolness goes to Robert J. Aumann, for turning up for the most prestigious lecture that anyone can give with a few hand scrawled OHP transparencies..

regrettably his lecture was rather rubbish, in short

game theory proves that if you want peace, prepare for war

His co-winner Thomas C. Schelling who spoke without visual aids and mostly without notes spent the whole of his lecture saying that nukes are shocking and awe-full (but actually quite cool). He didn’t mention game theory once.

No wonder we call it the dismal science.

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