# Ronald Fisher

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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher FRS[5] (17 February 1890 – 29 July 1962) was a British polymath who was active as a mathematician, statistician, biologist, geneticist, and academic.[6] For his work in statistics, he has been described as "a genius who almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science"[7] and "the single most important figure in 20th century statistics".[8] In genetics, his work used mathematics to combine Mendelian genetics and natural selection; this contributed to the revival of Darwinism in the early 20th-century revision of the theory of evolution known as the modern synthesis. For his contributions to biology, Fisher has been called "the greatest of Darwin’s successors".[9]

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Ronald Fisher

Fisher in 1913
Born
Ronald Aylmer Fisher

17 February 1890
London, England
Died29 July 1962 (aged 72)
EducationHarrow School
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forFisher's exact test
Fisher's inequality
Fisher's principle
Fisher's geometric model
Fisher's Iris data set
Fisher's linear discriminant
Fisher's equation
Fisher information
Fisher's method
Fisherian runaway
Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection
Fisher's noncentral hypergeometric distribution
Fisher's z-distribution
Fisher transformation
Fisher consistency
F-distribution
F-test
Fisher–Tippett distribution
Fisher–Tippett–Gnedenko theorem
Fisher–Yates shuffle
Fisher–Race blood group system
Behrens–Fisher problem
Cornish–Fisher expansion
von Mises–Fisher distribution
family allowance
Wright–Fisher model
Ancillary statistic
Fiducial inference
Intraclass correlation
Infinitesimal model
Inverse probability
Null hypothesis
Maximum likelihood estimation
Neutral theory of molecular evolution
Particulate inheritance
Random effects model
Relative species abundance
Reproductive value
Sexy son hypothesis
Sufficient statistic
Analysis of variance
Variance
SpouseRuth Eileen Guinness (1917)
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsStatistics, genetics, and evolutionary biology
Institutions