University of Maryland economist Thomas Schelling speaks at the University of Maryland in College Park, outside Washington, after being awarded the Nobel Economics Prize for using game theory to explain conflict resolution in 2005. Photo: AFP

Thomas Schelling, master of game theory, saved world from nuclear apocalypse

Among his many accomplishments, Nobel economics laureate showed how an atomic war would result in all sides being losers

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University of Maryland economist Thomas Schelling speaks at the University of Maryland in College Park, outside Washington, after being awarded the Nobel Economics Prize for using game theory to explain conflict resolution in 2005. Photo: AFP
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