Fisher, Ronald


English statistician, geneticist, and evolutionary biologist born in London (1890-1962). He is considered the father of modern statistics. In 1919, Fisher began working at the Rothamsted Experimental Station. Six years later, he published Statistical Methods for Research Workers, drawing on his experience in creating statistically valid experiments. In 1935, Fisher published The Design of Experiments. Both works are still considered standards in the field of statistics. Fisher also contributed extensively to understanding population genetics, and was a staunch promoter of eugenics.

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