British mathematician John Conway died of coronavirus at the age of 83. This was reported on Monday, April 13, his colleague Sam Vaughn on Twitter.
“I regret to confirm the death of my colleague John Conway. An incomparable mathematician, a pleasant person and a great conversationalist over a cup of coffee,” Vaughn wrote.
He noted that Conway’s departure was sudden, as the fever of the mathematician did not begin until Wednesday morning.
Conway was born in Liverpool in 1937. He graduated from Cambridge University. He worked almost 35 years at Princeton University in the United States. He’s known as the creator of the game “Life”. In addition, with co-authors, he laid the foundations for combinatorial game theory and discovered surreal numbers.