TITLE

John Conway--Mathematician of Symmetry and Everything Else

AUTHOR(S)
Hargittai, Istvan
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2001, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
Interviews John Horton Conway, the John von Neumann Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Educational attainment; Views regarding some of his fellow mathematicians; Solution to the packing problem; Thoughts about Fivefold symmetry, Penrose tiling, quasicrystals and crystallization; Intellectual and social life in Princeton.
ACCESSION #
4776478

 

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