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John Maynard Smith

British theoretical evolutionary biologist and geneticist (1920-2004)

1920   -   2004

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: University College London, Eton College, Trinity College
occupation: biologist, theoretical biologist, geneticist, zoologist, writer, economist, university teacher, mathematician
award received: Darwin Medal, Copley Medal, Royal medal, Sewall Wright Award, Balzan Prize, Darwin–Wallace Medal, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, Frink Medal, Linnean Medal, Kyoto Prize, Crafoord Prize in Biosciences, ASAB Medal, Tinbergen Lecture
student of: J.B.S. Haldane

John Maynard Smith (6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004) was a British theoretical and mathematical evolutionary biologist and geneticist. Originally an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War, he took a second degree in genetics under the well-known biologist J. B. S. Haldane. Maynard Smith was instrumental in the application of game theory to evolution with George R. Price, and theorised on other problems such as the evolution of sex and signalling theory.
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The Major Transitions in Evolution

book by John Maynard Smith

author: John Maynard Smith


The Theory of Evolution

book by John Maynard Smith

author: John Maynard Smith


Evolution and the Theory of Games

book by John Maynard Smith

author: John Maynard Smith


The evolution of sex

author: John Maynard Smith



The Logic of Animal Conflict ( 1973 )

scientific article

author: John Maynard Smith, George R. Price

The hitch-hiking effect of a favourable gene ( 1974 )

scientific article (publication date: February 1974)

author: John Maynard Smith John Haigh

The Units of Selection ( 2007 )

wetenschappelijk artikel

author: John Maynard Smith

Evolution: Palaeontology at the high table ( 1984 )

scientific article published in Nature

author: John Maynard Smith

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