John B. Conway
John B. Conway  

Born 
John Bligh Conway New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 
Residence  United States 
Nationality  American 
Alma mater 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  The George Washington University 
Thesis  The Strict Topology and Compactness in the Space of Measures (1966) 
Doctoral advisor  Heron S. Collins^{[1]} 
Doctoral students 

Website  home.gwu.edu/~conway/ 
John Bligh Conway (born 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.
Conway earned his BS 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.^{[2]} 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 University of Tennessee.
He is the author of a twovolume series on Functions of One Complex Variable (SpringerVerlag), which is a standard graduate text.
He is the father of John Bligh Conway II, who currently teaches history at the Anglo American School of St Petersburg (AASSP), Russia. His grandson is Stephen Jonovich Conway, who attends the AASSP.
Selected publications
 Conway, John B. (1978). Functions of One Complex Variable I (Graduate Texts in Mathematics 11). SpringerVerlag. ISBN 0387903283.
 Conway, John B. (1997). A Course in Functional Analysis. Springer. ISBN 0387972455.
 Conway, John B. (1999). A Course in Operator Theory (Graduate Studies in Mathematics 21). American Mathematical Society. ISBN 0821820656.
 Conway, John B. (1996). On Being a Department Head: A Personal View. American Mathematical Society. ISBN 0821806157.
 Conway, John B. (1991). The Theory of Subnormal Operators. American Mathematical Society. ISBN 0821815369.^{[3]}
 Conway, John B. (1981). Subnormal Operators. Pitman Books Ltd. ISBN 0821821849.^{[4]}
 Conway, John B. (1973). "A complete Boolean algebra of subspaces which is not reflexive". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 79 (4): 720–722. doi:10.1090/S000299041973132793.
References
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} John B. Conway at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ Conway, John. "The Strict Topology and Compactness in the space of Measures". Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. American Mathematical Society. JSTOR 1994310.
 ^ Gamelin, T. W. (1993). "Review: The theory of subnormal operators, by John B. Conway". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 28 (1): 199–202. doi:10.1090/s027309791993003550.
 ^ Muhly, Paul S. (1983). "Review: Subnormal operators, by John B. Conway". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 8 (3): 511–515. doi:10.1090/s027309791983151443.
External links
 John B. Conway at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 Personal Webpage
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