John Maynard Smith(1920-2004), Biologist
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Biologist. Maynard Smith qualified as an engineer at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1941. He later went on to University College, London, to study zoology under geneticist J.B.S. Haldane. After obtaining his BSc in zoology in 1951, he remained as a lecturer, before being appointed Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex in 1965. Maynard Smith is remembered for introducing the idea of an evolutionary stable strategy. His publications include Theory of Evolution (1958), Mathematical Ideas in Biology (1968) and The Evolution of Sex (1978).