Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Texas Tech University
Contact: kevin DOT long AT ttu DOT edu
Your intellectual heritage
If you're one of my students, here is your academic heritage (from
the math genealogy project)
as determined by tracing a path back from student to PhD advisor.
Most present-day mathematicians are ultimately descended from
the great Continental mathematicians
Euler, the Bernoullis, and Leibniz. For historical reasons,
fewer are descended from British mathematicans;
Isaac Newton has only 2 direct descendants, whereas Leibniz has close to 50,000.
Most descendants of British mathematicians are
traced back to 19th century masters such
as Cayley rather than to Newton and his contemporaries.
- You were taught by Kevin Long (Princeton, 1991), who was taught by:
- David Spergel (Harvard, 1985) who was taught by...
- William Press (Caltech, 1972)
- Kip Thorne (Princeton, 1965)
- John Wheeler (Johns Hopkins, 1933)
- Karl Herzfeld (Vienna, 1914)
- Arnold Sommerfeld (Konigsberg, 1891)
- C. L. F. Lindemann (Erlangen-Nurnberg, 1873)
- C. Felix Klein (Bonn, 1868)
- Rudolf Lipschitz (Berlin, 1853)
- Gustav Dirichlet (Bonn, 1827)
- Simeon Poisson (Ecole Polytechnique) and Joseph Fourier
- Joseph Lagrange (no degree)
- Leonhard Euler (Basel, 1726)
- Johann Bernoulli (Basel, 1694)
- Jacob Bernoulli (Basel, 1684)
- Gottfried Leibniz (Altdorf, 1666)