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John H. Conway



Born 
John Horton Conway
26 December 1937 Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Died  11 April 2020 
(aged 82)
Nationality  British 
Alma mater  Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD) 
Known for 

Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Princeton University 
Thesis  Homogeneous ordered sets (1964) 
Doctoral advisor  Harold Davenport 
Doctoral students 

John Horton Conway FRS (26 December 1937 – 11 April 2020) was an English mathematician. He is known for his theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory.
He also worked in many branches of recreational mathematics, and is famous for the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life.
Conway was a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University in New Jersey.
Conway died of COVID19 on 11 April 2020 in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the age of 82. He was diagnosed with the infection three days before his death.
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