Jean Rostand

Jean Rostand

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October 30, 1894
September 4, 1977
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Jean Edmond Cyrus Rostand was a French biologist and philosopher.Active as an experimental biologist, Rostand became famous for his work as a science writer, as well as a philosopher and an activist. His scientific work covered a variety of biological fields such as amphibian embryology, parthenogenesis and teratogeny, while his literary output extended into popular science, history of science and philosophy. His work in the area of cryogenics gave the idea of cryonics to Robert Ettinger.Rostand Island in Antarctica is named after him.BiographyRostand was born to playwright Edmond Rostand and poet Rosemonde Gérard. He was the brother of novelist and playwright Maurice Rostand.Following in the footsteps of his father, Rostand was elected to the Académie française in 1959.Rostand was active in several causes, in particular against nuclear proliferation and the death penalty.

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