Robert Aumann: If You Want Peace, Prepare For War

In this clip (2:42), Israeli-American Nobel prize winner Robert Aumann explains what mathematics and game theory have to do with nuclear weapons, the Cold War, and the “amazing sixty years” between 1945 and 2005. Aumann’s work in the area of game theory, and specifically his pioneering definition of correlated equilibrium, led to his winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, which he shared with American laureate Thomas Schelling.

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