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Richard Wrangham, Harvard University
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What is the next big challenge in evolution? If you could meet one scientist from the past, who would it be and why? Does serendipity ever play a role in your work? What makes a successful scientist? Full interview

Biography

Professor Richard Wrangham began as a zoologist and is now in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Since 1987 he has visited Uganda once or twice a year to pursue behavioral research and conservation of chimpanzees. In the USA he bikes and kayaks when not attending to the 370 undergraduates that he and Elizabeth Ross live with.