Robert R. Sokal

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Birthday
13, 1926
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Apr 9, 2012 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1926
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Apr 9, 2012 (86)

About

Biostatistician and entomologist who co-founded the field of numerical taxonomy along with Peter H.A. Sneath. He received the Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in 2004.

Before Fame

He studied at St. John's College and worked as a librarian at the University of Chicago.

Trivia

He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Family Life

He married Julie Sokal, who died in 2012.

Associated With

He and materials scientist Benjamin Hsiao have both done research at Stony Brook University.