J. B. S. Haldane

Academic

1892 – 1964

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Who was J. B. S. Haldane?

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane FRS, known as Jack, was a British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist generally credited with a central role in the development of neo-Darwinian thinking. A staunch Marxist, he was critical of Britain's role in the Suez Crisis, and chose to leave Britain, move to India and become an Indian citizen. He was also one of the founders of population genetics.

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Born
Nov 5, 1892
Oxford
Also known as
  • John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
  • Jack Haldane
  • Professor J.B.S. Haldane F.R.S.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • India
  • England
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
  • Eton College
Employment
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College London
  • University of California, Berkeley
Lived in
  • United Kingdom
Died
Dec 1, 1964
Bhubaneswar

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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