Conway receives honorary degree
Posted August 9, 2001; 09:23 a.m.
John Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Liverpool in England earlier this summer.
Conway, a world renowned mathematician, was born in Liverpool. He taught at the University of Cambridge for 25 years before joining the Princeton faculty in 1987. His fascination with games and puzzles has led him to important discoveries in areas of mathematics from number theory to geometry. He also is well known as the inventor of the Game of Life, in which checker-like objects replicate themselves and form patterns on a grid.
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