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Mathematics Genealogy Project

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Teachable Moment: Isaac Newton famously said he'd seen further because he'd stood on the shoulders of giants and this project is a great way of illustrating the interconnected nature of learning and advancements.

Mission Statement

The intent of this project is to compile information about ALL the mathematicians of the world. We earnestly solicit information from all schools who participate in the development of research level mathematics and from all individuals who may know desired information.

Please notice: Throughout this project when we use the word "mathematics" or "mathematician" we mean that word in a very inclusive sense. Thus, all relevant data from statistics, computer science, or operations research is welcome.

In the following paragraphs we shall try to outline our goals and our underlying philosophy for the genealogy project. It is our goal to list all individuals who have received a doctorate in mathematics. For each individual we plan to show the following:

The complete name of the degree recipient

The name of the university which awarded the degree

The year in which the degree was awarded

The complete title of the dissertation

The complete name(s) of the advisor(s)

Please note: 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.

Reference: http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/

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