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The Audio Long Read

From the archives: John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

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by The Guardian