John Bligh Conway (born September 22, 1939) is an American mathematician. He is currently a professor emeritus at the George Washington University. His specialty is functional analysis, particularly bounded operators on a Hilbert space.
John B. Conway
|Born||September 22, 1939|
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Institutions||The George Washington University|
|Doctoral advisor||Heron S. Collins|
|Doctoral students||Jim Agler (1980)|
Conway earned his B.S. from Loyola University and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University under the direction of Heron Collins in 1965, with a dissertation on The Strict Topology and Compactness in the Space of Measures. He has had 20 students who obtained doctorates under his supervision, most of them at Indiana University, where he was a close friend of mathematician Max Zorn. He served on the faculty there from 1965 to 1990, when he became head of the mathematics department at the University of Tennessee.
He is the author of a two-volume series on Functions of One Complex Variable (Springer-Verlag), which is a standard graduate text.