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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.'

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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x81911

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1940s
NPG x81911

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x24052

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, March 1943
NPG x24052

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher, by Antony Barrington Brown - NPG x135997

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

by Antony Barrington Brown
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x135997

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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, March 1943
NPG x164824


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