Category:John Maynard Smith

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English: John Maynard Smith, F.R.S. (6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004) was a British theoretical 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 and theorized on other problems such as the evolution of sex and signalling theory.

John Maynard Smith 
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British theoretical evolutionary biologist and geneticist
Date of birth 6 January 1920 / 6 June 1920
Date of death 19 April 2004
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
Educated at
  • University College London
  • Eton College
  • Trinity College
Doctoral advisor
  • biologist
  • theoretical biologist
  • geneticist
  • zoologist
  • writer
  • economist
  • university teacher
  • mathematician
Member of
Field of work
  • evolutionary biology
Award received
  • Darwin Medal
  • Copley Medal
  • Royal Medal
  • Sewall Wright Award
  • Balzan Prize
  • Crafoord Prize
  • Darwin–Wallace Medal
  • Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences
  • Frink Medal
  • Linnean Medal
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