Speaker: Dr. John Conway, Princeton University
Title: Surreal Numbers How playing games led to more numbers than anybody ever thought of
John Horton Conway (born December 26, 1937, Liverpool, England) is a prolific mathematician who has made deep contributions to the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He is also well known in the field of recreational mathematics, notably the invention of the Game of Life. Conway is currently Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University. He received the Berwick Prize (1971), was elected a
Fellow of the Royal Society (1981), and was the first recipient of the Pólya Prize (LMS) (1987).
He is the subject of the recent biography Genius At Play by Siobhan Roberts, published in Canada by Penguin Random House.
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