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Robert L. Trivers

Robert L. Trivers, American bioscience and anthropology educator, evolutionary biologist, sociobiologist. Achievements include fundamental analysis of social evolution, conflict and cooperation among animals, which laid the foundation for modern sociobiology. Named one of 100 Greatest Thinkers and Scientists of the 20th Century, Time magazine; recipient Crafoord prize in Biosciences, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, 2007.

Background

  • Trivers, Robert L. was born on February 19, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Harvard University, 1965.

    Career

    • Faculty Harvard University, 1973—1978, University California, Santa Cruz, 1978—1994. Professor anthropology and biological sciences, department anthropology Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Senior scientist The Rutgers Jamaican Symmetry Project, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include fundamental analysis of social evolution, conflict and cooperation among animals, which laid the foundation for modern sociobiology.

    Works

    Connections

    • Children: Jonathan, Natasha, Natalia, Alelia, Aubrey.
    • children: Jonathan Trivers
    • Natasha Trivers
    • Natalia Trivers
    • Alelia Trivers
    • Aubrey Trivers
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    Born February 19, 1943
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      Harvard University
    • 1973 - 1978
      Faculty Harvard University
    • 1978 - 1994
      Faculty Harvard University
      Santa Cruz, Argentina