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Biographical entry Fisher, Ronald Aylmer (1890 - 1962)


17 February 1890
28 July 1962
Geneticist and Statistician


Ronald Fisher was Professor of Genetics, University of Cambridge 1943-1957, and Professor of Genetics, University College, London 1933-1943. During his retirement Fisher became a Research Fellow at the Division of Mathematics and Statistics, CSIRO, Adelaide 1959-1962. Besides laying the foundation of virtually the whole of modern mathematical statistics and developing many particular aspects both theoretical and applied, Fisher made a great many outstanding contributions to genetics, particularly in its biometrical and evolutionary aspects.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Ronald Aylmer Fisher - Records, 1955 - 1961, MS 090; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Ronald Aylmer Fisher - Records, 1911 - 1960, MSS 0013; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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  • Skipper, Robert, 'Fisher, Ronald Aylmer' in New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Koertge, Noretta, ed., vol. 3 (Detroit : Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008), pp. 29-33. Details


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See also

McCarthy, G.J.