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John Horton Conway (1937–2020)

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Science  22 May 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6493, pp. 831
DOI: 10.1126/science.abc5331

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John Horton Conway, renowned mathematician of legendary creativity, died on 11 April at age 82. Conway's playful approach to mathematics is visible in his game-changing contributions to a wide variety of mathematical fields. Conway was also a celebrated and gifted educator whose enthusiasm, charisma, and inventiveness captured the public's imagination.

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