Mathematics Genealogy Project

I recently discovered this fantastic tool from North Dakota State University which creates a ‘family tree’ of mathematicians going back several hundreds of years. The ‘generations’ are created by linking to your PhD supervisor.

I’ve created a graphic of my tree below and included links to biographies for all of the mathematicians mentioned. (There would be many more on the tree if I included all students of each supervisor, but then the tree would be pretty much unreadable.)

tree

Tom Crawford

Ph.D. University of Cambridge 2016
Dissertation: An Experimental Study of the Spread of Buoyant Water into a Rotating Environment

Paul Frederick Linden

Biography

Ph.D. University of Cambridge 1972
Dissertation: The Effect of Turbulence and Shear on Salt Fingers

John Stewart Turner

MathSciNet

Ph.D. University of Cambridge 1956
Dissertation: Dynamical Aspects of Cloud Physics

Geoffrey Ingram Taylor

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1910


George Keith Batchelor

Biography MathSciNet

Ph.D. University of Cambridge 1948


Joseph John Thomson

MathSciNet

M.A. University of Cambridge 1883


John William Strutt (Lord Rayleigh)

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1868


Edward John Routh

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1857


George Gabriel Stokes

Biography

B.A. University of Cambridge 1841


William Hopkins

Biography MathSciNet

M.A. University of Cambridge 1830


Isaac Todhunter

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1848


Adam Sedgwick

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1811


Thomas Jones

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1782

Edward Waring

Biography

B.A. University of Cambridge 1760


Henry Bracken


John Dawson

University of Edinburgh 1765

John Cranke

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1774

Thomas Postlethwaite

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1756


Stephen Whisson

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1742

Walter Taylor

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1723

Robert Smith

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1715


Roger Cotes

Biography MathSciNet

M.A. University of Cambridge 1706

Isaac Newton

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1668

Benjamin Pulleyn

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1657


Isaac Barrow

Biography

M.A. University of Cambridge 1652

Vincenzo Viviani

Biography MathSciNet

Università di Pisa 1642


Galileo Galilei

Biography

Università di Pisa 1585


Ostilio Ricci

Biography

Universita’ di Brescia 1560


Nicolò Fontana Tartaglia

Biography MathSciNet


Evangelista Torricelli

Biography

Università di Roma La Sapienza 1635


Benedetto Castelli

Biography

Università degli Studi di Padova 1610


Gilles Personne de Roberval

Biography

Paris Royal College of France 1633


Marin Mersenne

Biography

Magister artium Philosophae Université de Paris 1611

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