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John Horton Conway,
a British mathematician and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University [1]. His research interests include the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, coding theory [2] and quantum physics. He is best known for the invention of the Game of Life [3], and for the co-development of combinatorial game theory [4] along with a remarkable new way to construct numbers as introduced in his 1976 book On Numbers and Games. His surreal numbers were subject of a mathematical novel by Donald Knuth [5] .
John H. Conway [6] [7]

Winning Ways

Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays by Elwyn Berlekamp, John H. Conway, and Richard K. Guy is a compendium of information on mathematical games, first published 1982 in two volumes, second edition published in four volumes from 2001 until 2004.
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Winning Ways authors Richard K. Guy, John H. Conway, and Elwyn Berlekamp [8]

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References

  1. ^ John Conway | Department of Mathematics
  2. ^ John Horton Conway from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Martin Gardner (1970). Mathematical Games - The fantastic combinations of John Conway's new solitaire game "life". Scientific American, Vol. 223, pp. 120-123.
  4. ^ Richard J. Nowakowski (2009). The History of Combinatorial Game Theory. Dalhousie University, pdf
  5. ^ Donald Knuth (1974). Surreal Numbers - How two ex-students turned on to pure mathematics and found total happiness. Addison-Wesley
  6. ^ John Conway - АдептИС: Под знаком Leonardo da Vinci
  7. ^ Conway biography - MacTutor
  8. ^ Image from Combinatorial Games by Thane Plambeck
  9. ^ dblp: John H. Conway
  10. ^ John H. Conway - Bibliography (pdf)
  11. ^ Dual code from Wikipedia
  12. ^ Finite field from Wikipedia
  13. ^ Angel problem from Wikipedia
  14. ^ Mathieu group M12 from Wikipedia
  15. ^ Mathieu groupoid from Wikipedia

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