Richard Lewontin

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Birthday
29, 1929
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Jul 4, 2021 (92)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1929
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Jul 4, 2021 (92)

About

Evolutionary biologist and geneticist who worked to develop the mathematical basis of population genetics and evolutionary theory. He laid the foundations for the modern field of molecular evolution.

Before Fame

He was a student of Theodosius Dobzhanksy during his time studying at Columbia University.

Trivia

He was the geneticist to first introduce the term "spandrel" into evolutionary theory.

Family Life

His parents were Jewish.

Associated With

He was a famous scientist and was born in New York; Herman Hollerith was also a well-known New York-born scientist.