Nobel Prize Awarded to Man Who Created Life-Saving Algorithm

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Economist and professor Al Roth received the congratulatory call from Switzerland at 3:30 a.m. that announced he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, reports the New Republic.
Roth shares the award with Lloyd Shapley, the man who developed the game theory that Roth's work is largely based in, reported the BBC.
The project Roth received the Nobel Prize for was coined in 1962 under the name "the stable marriage problem," said the BBC. The algorithm works by solving issues of matching pairs together in a way that either side will be content with the outcome. Its applications go beyond theoretically resolving singles' loneliness. Roth's algorithm has been applied to matching high school students in large cities such as New York to an appropriate school, and also to finding alternate matches for kidney donors hoping to save family members' lives reported Forbes.
"I've always been interested in using mathematics to make the world work better," said Roth to Forbes.

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