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John Conway

Professor John Conway FRS


Elected: 1981


John Conway is a versatile mathematician who combines a deep combinatorial insight with algebraic virtuosity, particularly in the construction and manipulation of ‘off-beat’ algebraic structures, which illuminate a wide variety of problems in completely unexpected ways. He has made significant contributions to the theory of finite groups, the theory of knots, mathematical logic (both set theory and automata theory) and the theory of games (and also to its practice).