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John Conway

John ConwayAKA John Horton Conway

Born: 26-Dec-1937
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 11-Apr-2020
Location of death: Undetermined Location, NJ
Cause of death: Coronavirus

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: Anne-Louise (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

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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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