Genius at Play – Errata

In keeping with Conway’s “Let It All Hang Out” policy, especially with respect to errors…

  • page 30 illustrates a figure-8 knot
  • page 86 Leonhard Fuller is of course Euler (thanks, AutoCorrect!?!)
  • page 117 fraction “M” is fraction “L”
  • page 222 regarding the telegram: …On precisely the fourth of May, 1972, at 3 o’clock, Conway’s host, Marshall Hall, received a telegram about some new and exciting work by Arunas Rudvalis, a Lithuanian American mathematician at Michigan State University. The telegram contained Rudvalis’ precise and detailed prediction for yet another group….
  • page 327 regarding the footnote: “…Conway had proved the 15 Conjecture, together with his Ph.D. student William Schneeberger, thus transforming it into the 15 Theorem, which Bhargava subsequently reproved and improved. Bhargava and Jonathan Hanke then did the much harder job of proving the 290 Theorem…”
  • page 357 the Free Will Theorem disproves that the particles’ behaviors, the quantum correlations, are explained by randomness
  • page 377 the magic square should go like this:
18 24 5 6 12
22 3 9 15 16
1 7 13 19 25
10 11 17 23 4
14 20 21 2 8