George C. Williams

evolutionary biologist from the United States

1926   -   2010

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of California, Los Angeles
occupation: zoologist, biologist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, Eminent Ecologist Award, Crafoord Prize in Biosciences
influenced by: Charles Darwin

George Christopher Williams (May 12, 1926 – September 8, 2010) was an American evolutionary biologist.Williams was a professor of biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook who was best known for his vigorous critique of group selection. The work of Williams in this area, along with W. D. Hamilton, John Maynard Smith, Richard Dawkins, and others led to the development of the gene-centered view of evolution in the 1960s.
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