### Look-and-Say Sequences

A Look-and-Say sequence was first introduced and analysed by John Conway. An example of such series is:

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, 1113213211…. 170 more words

A Look-and-Say sequence was first introduced and analysed by John Conway. An example of such series is:

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, 1113213211…. 170 more words

In collaboration with Pizza Hut, John Horton Conway is providing a pathway to fame, riches, and pizza. On Monday–3.14 if you write your dates with dots–the mathematician will issue questions three, and a limited number of correct respondents will earn pizza for a year, and maybe an interview from a local TV station. 559 more words

I have read many books about famous mathematicians, such as Pythagoras or Gauss, who lived many years ago, however I know little about modern mathematicians. So, I had the idea to start a series where I talk about those at the forefront of today’s research. 600 more words

Wayne,

Here’s a good Guardian article about John Horton Conway – an unusual and remarkable mathematician.

From the article:

“John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. 419 more words