John Maynard Smith dies
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One of the most renowned and influential evolutionary biologists of his generation, John Maynard Smith , died of lung cancer on April 19, at the age of Maynard Smith was probably most widely known for applying game theory to evolutionary biology. Originally developed in by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgentern, game theory is a mathematical model used by economists to study the outcomes of interactions between 'collaborators' and 'enemies' in situations in which neither can entirely predict the actions of the other, but can adapt their behavior according to what they see the other doing. Maynard Smith applied game theory to interactions between competing individuals of the same species that use different stratagems for survival. Imagine combat in which each individual must decide whether or not to escalate the fight without knowing his opponent's decision. Maynard Smith showed, with George Price, that the interests of both combatants are best served if both decide not to escalate the fight.
By Richard Law. Smith was also well known for his eloquent science books, another activity he never gave up. Adaptation and Environment. Parker G.
We're all hurting like mad, but the one thing we can do is a bit more work. Evolutionary and continuous stability. Nous -. John Maynard Smith was the founder of evolutionary game theory.