Conway receives Priestly Award
Posted October 9, 2001; 02:42 p.m.
Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton, has been named the recipient of the Priestly Award by Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.
Conway, a world renowned mathematician, 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.
The award honors a distinguished scientist who has made discoveries contributing to the welfare of mankind. It is a memorial to Joseph Priestly, a Pennsylvania scientist and scholar who discovered oxygen.
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