# John Horton Conway

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**John Horton Conway** (born 26 December 1937 (a Sunday)) is an English mathematician, and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University in New Jersey. He is active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He has also contributed to many branches of recreational mathematics, notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life.

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## Quotes[edit]

- When I was on the train from Liverpool to Cambridge to become a student, it occurred to me that no one at Cambridge knew I was painfully shy, so I could become an extrovert instead of an introvert.
- Mark Ronan (18 May 2006).
*Symmetry and the Monster: One of the greatest quests of mathematics*. Oxford University Press, UK. pp. 163. ISBN 978-0-19-157938-7.

- Mark Ronan (18 May 2006).

## Quotes about John Horton Conway[edit]

- He is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dalí, and Richard Feynman, all rolled into one. He is one of the greatest living mathematicians, with a sly sense of humour, a polymath’s promiscuous curiosity, and a compulsion to explain everything about the world to everyone in it.
- . John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician. The Guardian (23 July 2015).