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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher Born: February 17 1890 Died: July 29 1962.

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1 Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher Born: February Died: July

2 Childhood Born February Born February Katie Heath and George Fisher Katie Heath and George Fisher Youngest of 8 kids Youngest of 8 kids Twin brother was stillborn Twin brother was stillborn Extreme myopia Extreme myopia

3 Education Concentrated in mathematics Concentrated in mathematics Harrow School at 14 Harrow School at 14 Received special instruction at night Received special instruction at night Did work without pen and paper Did work without pen and paper Received the Neeld Medal Received the Neeld Medal Scholarship to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Scholarship to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Became a wrangler in 1912 Became a wrangler in 1912

4 Early Life Work on a farm in Canada Work on a farm in Canada Statistician for Mercantile and General Investment Company Statistician for Mercantile and General Investment Company Tried to enlist in the Army Tried to enlist in the Army Teacher at public schools Teacher at public schools Married Ruth Eileen in 1917 Married Ruth Eileen in 1917

5 Work at Rothamsted Partitioned sub-experiments Partitioned sub-experiments Maximum likelihood Maximum likelihood Analysis of variance Analysis of variance Breeding experiments Breeding experiments On the Dominance Ratio (1922) On the Dominance Ratio (1922) Statistical Methods for Research Workers (1925) Statistical Methods for Research Workers (1925) The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (1930) The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (1930)

6 Professorships 1933 Galton Professor at University College, London 1933 Galton Professor at University College, London 1943 Arthur Balfour professor of genetics at the University of Cambridge 1943 Arthur Balfour professor of genetics at the University of Cambridge 1959 University of Adelaide 1959 University of Adelaide

7 Awards 1929 Fellow of the Royal Society 1929 Fellow of the Royal Society 1938 Royal Medal of the Society 1938 Royal Medal of the Society 1948 Darwin Medal of the Society 1948 Darwin Medal of the Society 1952 Knighted 1952 Knighted 1955 Copley Medal of the Royal Society 1955 Copley Medal of the Royal Society

8 Publications Statistical Methods for Research Workers (1925) Statistical Methods for Research Workers (1925) The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (1930) The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (1930) The Design of Experiments (1935) The Design of Experiments (1935) Statistical Tables for Biological, Agricultural and Medical Research (1938) Statistical Tables for Biological, Agricultural and Medical Research (1938) The Theory of Inbreeding (1949) The Theory of Inbreeding (1949) Contributions to Mathematical Statistics (1950) Contributions to Mathematical Statistics (1950) Statistical Methods and Scientific Inference (1956) Statistical Methods and Scientific Inference (1956) ibliog.html ibliog.html

9 Summery Made breakthroughs in experimental design Made breakthroughs in experimental design Married Mendelian and Darwinian ideas Married Mendelian and Darwinian ideas Was a statistician as well as a geneticist Was a statistician as well as a geneticist Proponent of eugenics Proponent of eugenics

10 Bibliography pecial//fisher/ and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Fisher.htm l drich/fisherguide/rafreader.htm pecial//fisher/ and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Fisher.htm l drich/fisherguide/rafreader.htm


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