# John Horton Conway

English mathematician (1937–2020)

**John Horton Conway** (26 December 1937 – 11 April 2020) was an English mathematician, and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University in New Jersey.

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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).

- ... I have said for twenty-five or thirty years that the one thing I would really like to know before I die is why the monster group exists."
- Life, Death and the Monster - Numberphile. YouTube (9 May 2014).

## 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).