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  Encyclopedia: John Maynard Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maynard Smith was instrumental in the application of game theory to evolution and theorised on other problems such as the evolution of sex and signalling theory.
Maynard Smith showed that game theory, a branch of mathematics that had previously been applied to economics, could be used to explain many aspects of animal behavior.
John Maynard Smith's contributions stand out as a model of how to reconcile nature's engineering, and the simplifications necessary to understand it, with the humbling truth that the better it is understood, the more complex life turns out to be.
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 John Maynard Smith
John Maynard Smith was born in London, the son of a surgeon but following his father's death in 1928 the family moved to Exmoor, where he became interested in natural history.
Maynard Smith published a book entitled The Evolution of Sex which explored in mathematical terms, the notion of the "two-fold cost of sex".
Note that his surname was Maynard Smith, not Smith, and nor was it hyphenated.
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 John Maynard Smith: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Professor John Maynard Smith, F.R.S. (additional info and facts about F.R.S.) (6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004) was a British (The people of Great Britain) evolutionary biologist (additional info and facts about evolutionary biologist) and geneticist (A biologist who specializes in genetics).
Maynard Smith died of lung cancer (Carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer) at his home in Lewes (additional info and facts about Lewes), East Sussex (A county in southern England on the English Channel) on April 19th 2004.
Maynard Smith, J. and Szathm√°ry, E (additional info and facts about Szathm√°ry, E) The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language.
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 John Maynard Smith 1920-2004
John Maynard Smith, evolutionary biologist, latterly Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex; born 6 January 1920, died 19 April 2004.
Maynard Smith was one of a number of speakers on the panel at the meeting which was called to discuss how the university should respond.
John Maynard Smith's contribution was in a different register to all the others.
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 John Maynard Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maynard Smith then took a change of career, entering University College London (UCL) to study fruit fly genetics under Haldane.
Maynard Smith died of lung cancer at his home in Lewes, East Sussex on April 19th 2004, 122 years to the day after the death of Darwin.
His surname was Maynard Smith, not Smith, and nor was it hyphenated.
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 Evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith dies
Maynard Smith was remarkable for the breadth of his contributions to biology, including his radical application of game theory to understanding evolutionary strategies, and his clear definition of the major transitions in the history of life.
Maynard Smith was always enthusiastic about new data sources and continued to be a driving force in the use of molecular data to answer biological questions.
Maynard Smith's colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Evolution are feeling the loss of a dear friend and energetic colleague, whose knowledge, enthusiasm and curiosity enlivened discussion, whether in the office, in the field, or in the pub.
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 Telegraph | News | Professor John Maynard Smith
Maynard Smith, however, pointed out that by being aggressive, an animal may be risking its own life for the sake of power.
The son of a surgeon, John Maynard Smith was born in London on January 6 1920.
Maynard Smith was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1977, winning the Society's Darwin Medal in 1986 and its Royal Medal in 1997.
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 John Maynard Smith
John Maynard Smith brought games into evolutionary biology, and persuaded his colleagues that sex is a problem.
Maynard Smith stayed at UCL until 1965, doing experiments on fruit flies, and then became Dean of the new school of biology at Sussex University.
Economists had presumed that 'players' were conscious and rational; Maynard Smith recognised that the theory could also be applied to processes in which actions are governed by unconscious Darwinian selection.
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 John Maynard Smith; noted British evolutionary biologist; 84 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
John Maynard Smith, an evolutionary biologist who revolutionized the study of animal behavior by applying the principles of game theory, died April 19 at his home in Sussex, England.
Dean Maynard Smith became a professor at University College in 1952, and moved to the University of Sussex in 1965 as the founding dean of its School of Biological Sciences.
Dean Maynard Smith was a fellow of the Royal Society and received numerous awards including the 1999 Crafoord Prize, awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences in fields not considered for the Nobel Prize.
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 Evolution: Library: John Maynard Smith: The Evolutionary Stable Strategy
John Maynard Smith is best known for his use of mathematical analyses in biology.
To noted evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith, life is essentially about information -- how information is stored, passed on, and used by organisms as they live and reproduce.
Smith's best known work incorporated game theory into the study of how natural selection acts on different kinds of behavior.
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 [Marxism] Lewontin on John Maynard Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maynard Smith saw that a major remaining problem in evolutionary theory was to explain the evolution of characteristics whose reproductive advantage or disadvantage to an individual depended on the response of other individuals.
John Maynard Smith was the child of a Harley Street surgeon, spent much of his youth on Dartmoor, attended Eton College, and went on to Trinity College, Cambridge.
John said he couldn't remember and asked the man on his right, who couldn't remember either but asked the man on his right, and so on around the whole circle.
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 John Maynard Smith Article, JohnMaynardSmith Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Maynard Smith was born in London, the son of a surgeon but following hisfather's death in 1928 the family moved to Exmoor, where he became interested in natural history.
Maynard Smith published a book entitled The Evolution of Sex which explored in mathematical terms, the notion of the" two-fold cost of sex ".
Note that his surname was Maynard Smith, not Smith, and nor wasit hyphenated.
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 John Maynard Smith
John Maynard Smith was an eminent evolutionary biologist, classical geneticist and author whose work deeply impacted the way scientists and lay persons understood basic biological principles.
Although Maynard Smith developed an early interest in naturalism (especially bird watching and the work of J.B.S. Haldane) he originally trained as an engineer and, after being turned away from the army in WWII (because of faulty eyesight), he applied his degree by designing military aircraft.
Maynard Smith is remembered by students and colleagues as “a lovely man” passionately wielding his energy and sharp intellect in the pursuit of truth, seemingly undaunted by the forces of time that wear down other men (even after diagnosis with cancer), and always ready to share his time and critique and a bit of humor.
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 Centre for the Study of Evolution - University of Sussex
A farewell ceremony was held in Lewes on the 4th of May. A celebration of John's life and work took place at the University of Sussex on the 26th of June.
JMS was also awarded The Linnean Medal by The Linnean Society in 1995, the Balzan Prize (Italy) in 1991, the Frink Medal by the Zoological Society (London) in 1990, and the Darwin Medal by the Royal Society in 1986.
John endowed or inspired a number of prizes, including the John Maynard Smith Prize established by the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, awarded to outstanding young researchers in the field of evolutionary biology, and the John Maynard Smith Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Sussex.
www.lifesci.sussex.ac.uk /CSE/members/jms/jms.htm   (456 words)

  
 John Maynard Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John was still wearing the same pair of pants that he had hiked in all day and they were still slightly damp (the west coast is often called the wet coast).
To which John replied something like "You listened very well because you got it exactly right" and then he was slightly choked up and obviously moved by the episode, as we all were, coming as it did on the night of his retirement.
John Maynard Smith, but I can draw upon what I learned from him personally to trust my intuitions, remain open to learning, and to be a generous teacher whenever honored by the prospect.
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 Maynard Smith, John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maynard Smith was educated at Cambridge University, where he qualified as an engineer in 1941.
Maynard Smith, known to a wide public for his lucid Theory of Evolution (1958), has emerged as one of the leading theorists of the postwar years.
Maynard Smith has continued to write on evolutionary theory in such works as Evolutionary Genetics (1989) and The Major Transitions of Evolution (1995).
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 John Maynard Smith — a celebration of his life and work
A memorial tribute to the life and work of the late Professor John Maynard Smith, the renowned evolutionary biologist, is to be held at the University of Sussex.
Obituaries and information on Maynard Smith can also be found on a website set up by his colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Evolution.
Maynard Smith was the founding Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex in 1965.
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 KLI Theory Lab - Authors - John Maynard Smith
Maynard Smith, J. athmáry, E. The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language.
Maynard Smith, J. The evolution of social behavior: A classification of models.
Maynard Smith, J. Parker, G.R. The logic of asymmetric contests.
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 Shaping Life - John Maynard Smith
John Maynard Smith's Shaping Life is a very brief account of some of the theories of the development of individual beings (from embryo to full-grown creatures) and the evolution of species.
Smith draws on the parallels between these two forms of development, and suggests some of the steps that might be fruitful in better understanding them.
John Maynard Smith is Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex.
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 The Science Show: 24 April  2004  - Vale John Maynard Smith
John Maynard Smith: I was trained as an engineer at Cambridge as a matter of fact and indeed I worked as an engineer during the war.
John Maynard Smith: I think it was to me and I have to say also that it was to my school masters.
John Maynard Smith: Of course my great mentor J B S Haldane and he became a mentor before I became a biologist.
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 John Smith
John Smith is popularly regarded as the most prevalent personal name in England and in some other English-speaking countries.
John Smith (brewer), founder of the Tadcaster brewery in North Yorkshire
John Smith (dentist), founder of the Edinburgh school of dentistry
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 Interview with John Maynard Smith FRS
John Maynard Smith FRS is one of the most respected evolutionary biologists this century.
He is perhaps best known for his application of game theory to biology -- presented in his 1982 book Evolution and the Theory of Games -- which introduced such notions as the 'evolutionarily stable strategy', and paved the way for a more rigourous scientific analysis of interactions among living things.
John Maynard Smith: We are attempting to make the ideas in Transitions available to a general readership.
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 John Maynard Smith -- biologist who studied sex
John Maynard Smith, one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of the latter part of the 20th century, has died.
Maynard Smith's writings with sparking their interest in the field.
Maynard Smith was a joint recipient of the 1999 Crafoord Prize, equivalent in stature to a Nobel, and the 2001 Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest lifetime achievement award.
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / At 84, biologist John Maynard Smith
LOS ANGELES -- John Maynard Smith, one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of the latter part of the 20th century, has died.
Maynard Smith died Monday at his home in southeast England.
It could predict when a creature should fight and when it should back down, or when a male bird should stick around and help care for his young and when he would be better off abandoning the nest for a new mate, and myriad other behavioral choices.
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 John Maynard Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maynard Smith was more than a superb teacher.
John's 1966 paper on disruptive selection set the stage for the modern, fruitful work on sympatric speciation that often graces the pages of EER.
John lent his influence and his name to both our predecessor journal (at the late and lamented house of Chapman & Hall) and this journal by consenting to be their honorary editor.
www.evolutionary-ecology.com /JohnMaynardSmith.html   (303 words)

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