Search the Collections

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962), Mathematical statistician and geneticist

Sitter in 8 portraits
Statistician and geneticist. As an undergraduate at Cambridge, Fisher helped found the University's Eugenic Society. In 1919 he began work as a statistician at Rothamsted Experimental Station where he established a reputation as one of the foremost statisticians of the century. Fisher also pursued his interests in genetics, culminating in the publication of The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (1930). In 2010 Richard Dawkins named him 'the greatest biologist since Darwin.'

ListThumbnail

Category

Science