Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman
name =Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman
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caption = Solly Zuckerman
birth_date =birth date|1904|5|30
Cape Town, South Africa.
death_date =death date and age|1993|4|1|1904|5|30
Oxford University Birmingham University University of East Anglia
prizes = OM KCB FRS
He was born in
Cape Town, South Africa. Zuckerman began his career at the London Zoological Societyin 1928, and worked as a research anatomistuntil 1932.
During World War II, he performed several research projects for the British government including the impact of bombing on people and buildings and an assessment of the bombardment (
Operation Corkscrew) of the Italian island of Pantellariain 1943. After the war Zuckerman was professor of anatomy at Birmingham University (1946-68). Sir Solly was chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence in 1960, and subsequently chief scientific adviser to the British government (1964 to 1971).
Zuckerman was against the developments of the nuclear arms race. This opposition began with his experience during
World War II. He taught at 3 different universities:
University of East Anglia(1969-1974).
He also served as the secretary of the
Zoological Society of Londonfrom 1955 to 1977 and as its President from 1977 to 1984.
Some of his achievements include becoming a pioneer in the study of primate behaviour. He is also credited for making science a normal part of government policy in the Western world.
His more notable publications include "The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes" published in 1931, and "Scientists and War" in 1966. Zuckerman wrote two volumes of autobiography: "From Apes to Warlords" and "Monkeys Men and Missiles". He was awarded a life peerage as Baron Zuckerman, of
Burnham Thorpein the County of Norfolkin 1971.
title=Solly Zuckerman: the making of a primatological career in Britain, 1925-1945.
periodical=Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
doi = 10.1016/j.shpsc.2006.03.007
title=Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman, of Burnham Thorpe. O.M.,K.C.B. - 30 May 1904--1 April 1993.
periodical=Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society. Royal Society (Great Britain)
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