Mathematical constants are either anonymous or famous, with fame a reflection of the constant's importance.
Julian Havil, 2012.
Along his compellingly illustrated path through the history of irrational numbers—delivering insights for mathematicians and non-mathematicians—Julian Havil introduces readers to interesting constants beyond the “famous constants” π and e : the Conway Constant (also written Conway's Constant ), for instance, which isn't exactly famous. Neither is it anonymous, as it is named after the English mathematician John Horton Conway, who introduced and analyzed the look-and-say sequence leading to the discovery of the Conway Constant .
Anonymous constants may become famous. The Conway Constant and its look-and-say sequence should be of interest in the study of self-descriptive processes such as molecular self-replication; and, thus, will contribute to biomolecular modeling and advances in macromolecular chemistry and biochemistry .
Keywords: mathematics, special numbers, rationals, irrationals, transcendentals.
References and more to explore
 Julian Havil: The Irrationals. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, California, 2012; pages 136 and 137.
 Wolfram MathWorld: Conway's Constant [mathworld.wolfram.com/ConwaysConstant.html].
 John H. Conway: The Weird and Wonderful Chemistry of Audioactive Decay. Eureka 1986, 46, pp. 5-18 (see TOC on www.archim.org.uk/archives/eureka/#46).
by Óscar Martín Óscar Martín: Look-and-say biochemistry: Exponential RNA and Multistranded DNA. American Mathematical Monthly 2006, 113(4), pp. 289-307 [www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/american-mathematical-monthly/american-mathematical-monthly-april-2006].
by Ó Óscar Martín