R. A. Fisher

The great founding figure of modern mathematical statistics (likelihood, consistency, efficiency, sufficiency, analysis of variance, etc. etc.), he was also one of the two greatest of the three founders of theoretical population genetics (and thus of the modern evolutionary synthesis). His 1918 paper in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh established modern quantitative genetics theory. His book The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection has continued to be mined for insights.

His biography in the pages of biographies of mathematicians at the University of Saint Andrews

The R. A. Fisher digital archive at the University of Adelaide which includes access to images of copies of his scientific papers.

John Aldrich's pages "A Guide to R. A. Fisher"

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