MY MATHEMATICAL ANCESTORS

- from Weigel via Jacob Bernoulli to Jakob Stoustrup


Erhard Weigel (1625-1699), Dissertation: Universitšt Leipzig 1650
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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), Dissertation: Universitšt Altdorf 1666
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Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705)
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Johann Bernoulli (1667-1748)
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Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), Dissertation: Universitšt Basel 1726
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Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813)
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Simťon Denis Poisson (1781-1840)
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Michel Chasles (1793-1880), Dissertation: …cole Polytechnique 1814
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Hubert Anson Newton (1830-1896)
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Eliakim Hastings Moore (1862-1932), Dissertation: Yale 1885
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George David Birkhoff (1884-1944), Dissertation: Chicago 1907
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Hassler Whitney (1907-1989), Dissertation: Harvard 1932
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James Eells, Dissertation: Harvard 1954
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Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen, Dissertation: Warwick 1972
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Martin Philip Bendsøe, Dissertations: Lyngby 1983 and 1995
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Jakob Stoustrup, Dissertation: Lyngby, 1991
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(Further successors)


Main source: The Mathematics Genealogy Project. Thanks to Arthur Krener, Sigmundur Gudmandsson, and Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen.
DISCLAIMER, cited from The Mathematics Genealogy Project:
For the earlier periods the advisor/advisee relationship may not have been nearly so formal as it is in modern times. Thus, the links shown for those periods may reflect a mentor/student circumstance that is somewhat different than the links for more recent decades. Please remember: We are trying to help trace the intellectual history of our subject. Moreover, we acknowledge that the model we are using may well be anachronistic for the earlier periods.

For the relations above, this applies e.g. to the Chasles-Newton relation. Chasles was not formally a supervisor for Newton, but the work of Newton was directly inspired by Chasles, see page 1790 in Mathematical Biographical Dictionary, (Charles Scribner & Sons, New York, 1991).


Wonder if you and I are mathematically related? I expanded the tree below Erhard Weigel from The Mathematics Genealogy Project as the database was on March 9, 2008. If we are mathematically related, you should be able to find your name in THIS LIST.
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