Konrad Lorenz

(1903—1989) Austrian zoologist

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An Austrian zoologist who was joint winner (with Karl von Frisch and Nikolaas Tinbergen) of the 1973 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their studies of animal behaviour. Lorenz worked for some years at a centre for behavioural physiology built for him by the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen, Germany, and it was there he conducted the studies of imprinting, especially with geese, for which he became widely known.

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Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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