John Horton Conway of Princeton University passed away of the COVID-19 virus on April 11th, 2020. Please see https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/john-conway-inventor-of-the-game-of-life-has-died-of-covid-19/ for an obituary.

He was widely known for the Game of Life and its relationship to cellular automata but contributed widely to group theory and game theory as well as number theory, such as the creation of surreal numbers.

John Horton Conway Circa 1969
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