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A short biography
from the online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia.
A list of John's publications,
from 1952 to 2003, can be downloaded as a PDF file.
written by Richard Dawkins to the Canto reprint of John's The
Theory of Evolution (Cambridge University Press 1993) gives
a nice summary of John's character, and his great strengths as a
of John Maynard Smith and David Harper's recent book Animal
Signals will appear in the next edition of Science.
of John discussing his work on the origin of life and the mechanics
of flight can be viewed online.
In 2001, JMS was awarded
the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for lifetime achievement.
The citation for this prize, explaining John's contribution to the
use of Game Theory in biology, is available here.
He had earlier received
Crafoord Prize, awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences to
scientists in fields not eligible for Nobel prizes. This prize,
awarded jointly to JMS, Ernst Mayr and George C. Williams, was for
"fundamental contributions to the conceptual development of
JMS was also awarded
The Linnean Medal by The Linnean Society in 1995, the Balzan
Prize (Italy) in 1991, the Frink Medal by the Zoological Society
(London) in 1990, and the Darwin Medal by the Royal Society in 1986.
John endowed or inspired
a number of prizes, including the John
Maynard Smith Prize established by the European Society for
Evolutionary Biology, awarded to outstanding young researchers in
the field of evolutionary biology, and the John Maynard Smith Scholarship
for postgraduate study at the University of Sussex.
interview from New Scientist magazine, published in 2003.
A very wide
ranging interview, covering many of JMS's topics of interest,
from The Evolutionist, 1999.
A video interview in
which JMS talks about his life and work is available (following
free registration) on the Peoples
Five short videos
of JMS discussing evolution.
of JMS on Sean Nee's website.
by Marek Kohn.
of John, hosted by American Naturalist.
of Sussex press release (20 April 2004)
If you require more information
about JMS, please contact Maggie Clune, +44 (0)1273 678209, or Jacqui
Bealing, +44 (0)1273 877437, in the University of Sussex Press Office.