Kevin Long

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.