John Conway AKA John Horton Conway Born: 26Dec1937 Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Gender: Male Religion: Atheist Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Mathematician Nationality: England Executive summary: Game of Life Wife: Diana (m. 2001) Son: Gareth J.H. Conway (b. 2001) Son: Oliver (b. 1988, previous wife) Son: Alex (b. 1983) Daughter: Susan (b. 1962) Daughter: Rosemary (b. 1963) Daughter: Elena (b. 1965) Daughter: AnneLouise (b. 1968) Father: Cyril Horton Conway Mother: Agnes Boyce Sister: Joan Conway Sister: Sylvia
University: BA Mathematics, Cambridge University (1959) University: PhD Mathematics, Cambridge University (1964) Professor: Cambridge University Professor: Princeton University (since 1986)
Berwick Prize 1971 Royal Society Fellow (e. 1981) Polya Prize 1987
Official Website: http://www.math.princeton.edu/facultypapers/Conway/
Author of books:
On numbers and games (1976) Winning ways for your mathematical plays (1982) Atlas of Finite Groups: Maximal Subgroups and Ordinary Characters for Simple Groups (1985) Sphere packings, lattices and groups (1988) The book of numbers (1996) The Sensual (Quadratic) Form (1997) On Quaternions and Octonions (2003)
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