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Memorial service for Ernst Mayr

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Ernst Mayr photo gallery

A memorial service for Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology Emeritus Ernst Mayr will be held April 29 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Church. Widely considered the world’s most eminent evolutionary biologist, Mayr joined Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1953 and led Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1961 to 1970.

Mayr died on Feb. 3 at a retirement community in Bedford, Mass. He was 100.