# Mathematician:John Horton Conway

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## Mathematician

British-born mathematician noted for his work in group theory and recreational mathematics.

Inventor of The Game of Life.

Not to be confused with John Bligh Conway.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: 26 Dec 1937, Liverpool, England
- Died: 11 Apr 2020

## Theorems and Definitions

- The Game of Life
- Surreal Numbers
- Free Will Theorem (with Simon Bernhard Kochen)
- Strong Free Will Theorem (with Simon Bernhard Kochen)

Results named for **John Horton Conway** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **John Horton Conway** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1976:
*On Numbers And Games*

- 1982:
*Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays*(with Elwyn Berlekamp and Richard K. Guy) - 1996:
*The Book of Numbers*(with Richard K. Guy) - 1999:
*Sphere Packings, Lattices, and Groups, 3rd ed.*(with N.J.A. Sloane) - 2003:
*On Quaternions And Octonions*(with Derek A. Smith) - 2006:
*The Free Will Theorem*(*Foundations of Physics***Vol. 36**,*no. 10*: p. 1441) (with Simon B. Kochen) - 2009:
*The Strong Free Will Theorem*(*Not. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 56**,*no. 2*: pp. 226 – 232) (with Simon B. Kochen)

## Notable Quotes

*I do have a big ego! As I often say, modesty is my only vice. If I weren't so modest, I'd be perfect.*