|John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Peter Badge|
The New York Times reported on May 25, 2015- John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86.
I suppose most people might respond by saying "big whoop".
According to "The Daily Mail"-- "The 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician who died along with his wife in a car crash on Saturday, May 23rd had told a friend he had discovered a replacement equation for Einstein's theory of relativity just three days earlier...
Villani told The Times [UK]: 'He explained it to me. He thought he had discovered a replacement for the equation.' He also said Nash claimed his replacement would help further explain quantum gravity."
If this were to prove true it would be the holy grail that physicists' have been searching for. Simply put, Einstein's equations work out perfectly for gravity and other stuff explaining the macro world of planets and stars. However when it comes to the subatomic particles and their quantum mathematical explanations for gravity at that level there's no linking of the two.
If John Nash Jr. came up with what he said he might have, his death is a major blow to the scientific world. One can only hope he left behind his methodical papers so other scientists have the opportunity to review them.
It could also be said if John Nash succeeded in doing this he truly was the Einstein of our day. His loss to the mathematical community will be sorely missed.