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Ronald Fisher
Male
Born
Feb 17, 1890
Died
Jul 29, 1962
Death Place
State of South Au...
Nationality
British
Alma Mater
Cambridge Univers...
Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher FRS was an English statistician, evolutionary biologist, eugenicist and geneticist. Among other things, Fisher is well known for his contributions to statistics by creating Fisher's exact test and Fisher's equation. Anders Hald… Read More
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CHILDHOOD
1890
Birth
Born on February 17, 1890.
TEENAGE
1909
19 Years Old
In 1909, Fischer he won a scholarship to the Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
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TWENTIES
1911
21 Years Old
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Using the census data of 1911 for Britain, he showed that there was an inverse relationship between fertility and social class.
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1912
22 Years Old
Close to Fisher's graduation in 1912, his tutor told his student that — despite his enormous aptitude for scientific work and his mathematical potential — his disinclination to show calculations or to prove propositions rendered him unsuited for a career in applied mathematics, which required greater fortitude.
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1916
26 Years Old
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He published several articles on biometry during this period, including the groundbreaking paper "The Correlation Between Relatives on the Supposition of Mendelian Inheritance", written in 1916 and published in 1918.
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A bright spot in his life then was that Gudruna set him up with her sister Eileen Guinness. They were married in 1917 when she was only 17 years old.
Because he saw the developing rivalry with Pearson as a professional obstacle, however, he accepted a temporary job instead as a statistician with a small agricultural station in the countryside in 1919.
THIRTIES
In 1925, this work resulted in the publication of his first book, Statistical Methods for Research Workers.
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1928
38 Years Old
Fisher was an ardent promoter of eugenics, which also stimulated and guided much of his work in the genetics of humans. His book The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection was started in 1928 and published in 1930.
1929
39 Years Old
Fischer received the recognition of his peers in 1929 when he was inducted into the Royal Society.
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FORTIES
1931
41 Years Old
In 1931, he spent six weeks at the Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa.
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1933
43 Years Old
In 1933 he left Rothamsted to become a Professor of Eugenics at the University College London.
1937
47 Years Old
In 1937, he visited the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, which at the time consisted of one parttime employee, P. C. Mahalanobis.
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FIFTIES
1943
53 Years Old
In 1943, Fischer was offered the Balfour Chair of Genetics at the University of Cambridge, his alma mater.
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LATE ADULTHOOD
1952
62 Years Old
Fischer eventually received many awards for his work, and he was dubbed a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.
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1957
67 Years Old
After retiring from the University of Cambridge in 1957, Fischer emigrated, and he spent some time as a senior research fellow at the Australian CSIRO in Adelaide, South Australia.
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