Why Did People Put Pens on the Table in the Movie a Beautiful Mind?

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The scene in 'A Beautiful Mind' where people present pens to Nash symbolized that Nash was accepted and recognized in the mathematics community. Apparently, this is a custom that does not exist.
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What it symbolizes is that Nash was accepted and recognized in the mathematics community for his accomplishments. However, the scene in the movie. A Beautiful Mind. (2001) in which
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its a sign of respect. when they finish that project that is considered their lifes work or when they do something amazing thats what they do. i think his work was on the economy.
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towards the beginning, it shows that giving a man a pen is like a sign of recognition for how smart they are. like getting an award from your peers. its a shame it took people so
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