Mathematics Genealogy Project

The Mathematics Genealogy Project ( German: Mathematical Genealogy Project ) is a freely accessible database on the Internet with the aim to capture as many dissertations in mathematics and related fields such as theoretical physics, and to link to a family tree.

In this domiciled at North Dakota State University database, the name of the author and the supervisor ( thesis supervisor ), the year, the university and the title of the thesis are introduced. For older times, when the promotion was not yet standard, other degrees are entered, or just teacher-student relationships, such as between Leonhard Euler and Joseph -Louis Lagrange. In this tree represents the relationship between PhD supervisor and graduate student the family relationship dar.

In June 2011, when the project had over 150,000 entries, you could see him, for example, that Carl Friedrich Gauss ( 1777-1855 ) now has more than 54,000 " mathematical Descendants " has, Luca Pacioli ( 1445-1517 ) even more than 84,000. In his line are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), James I. Bernoulli (1655-1705) and Leonhard Euler ( 1707-1783 ). Another interesting line starts with Niccolò Tartaglia, the self-taught was and via Ostilio Ricci, Galileo Galilei, whose disciple Benedetto Castelli and Vincenzo Viviani to Isaac Barrow, Isaac Newton, Roger Cotes to George Gabriel Stokes, James Clerk Maxwell, Arthur Cayley John William Strutt, Ernest Rutherford, Edward Victor Appleton, Paul Langevin, Hans Geiger and Douglas Rayner Hartree. Conversely, let most of today's scientists to a few ancestors traced.