Professor

John Horton Conway

Princeton University
Area
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Specialty
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Elected
1992
(Deceased)

John Horton Conway was an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He also made contributions to many branches of recreational mathematics, most notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life.

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