Karl von Frisch

(1886—1982) Austrian zoologist

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Austrian zoologist, who became director of the Zoological Institute in Munich in 1925. Frisch is remembered for his discovery that bees perform a ‘dance’ to indicate to their fellows the location of a source of food (see dance of the bees). For this work he was awarded a share in the 1973 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine, jointly with Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen.

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