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Obituary: Lord May of Oxford

1 month ago   |   By British Ecological Society

Our friend and colleague Bob May died at the end of April, age 84, after a long illness. He was a remarkable man, and without doubt the leading theoretical ecologist of our generation. But he was also much more than that.
Born in Australia, where he graduated in physics and mathematics from the University of Sydney in 1956, he went on to do a PhD in superconductivity. At the age of 33, Sydney awarded him a Personal Chair in Theoretical Physics. It was while he was in Sydney in the late 1960s that Bob encountered, and was influenced by, a group of scientists who were concerned about human...
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