Mostly Credited As: Stephen Jay Gould (1)
Sometimes Credited As: Dr. Stephen Jay Gould
Date Of Birth: September 10, 1941 (Age 60)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: May 20, 2002
Cause Of Death: cancer
|Evolution (2001)||As: Himself (science spokesperson)|
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Professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University
Son of court stenographer Leonard Gould and Eleanor Gould, artist and entrepreneur.
Graduate of Jamaica High School, with BS in biology from Antioch College, Ohio, 1963, and Ph.D in paleontology from Columbia University, 1967.
Taught at Harvard, 1967 to death in 2002, rising to final post as Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard; also served as Astor Visiting Research Professor of Biology at New York University.
Two months before death, Harvard University Press published his 1,433-page "The Structure of Evolutionary Theory", the product of over 30 years of research, which synthesizes Darwinian theories with his own views of macroevolutionary.
Winner of National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards.
Achieved popular renown unprecedented among scientific peers, exemplified by his depiction on "The Simpsons."
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