Who were your teachers....and their teachers?
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Advisor 2: Mitchell Taibleson
I was fortunate to have two wonderful advisors. Both have genealogies that eventually lead to the same teachers. I have chosen Mitchell Taibleson's genealogy trail here since he was the first person I began my graduate work with.
Mitchell Herbert Taibleson
Elias M. Stein
Stein has done significant work in wavelets from their beginnings to present.
Take a look at his book, Trigonometric Series, to get a good look at a graduate level book in analysis.
Advisor 2: Stefan Mazurkiewicz
Wladyslaw Hugo Dyonizy
Hilbert's work in geometry had the greatest influence in that area after Euclid. A systematic study of the axioms of
Euclidean geometry led Hilbert to propose 21 such axioms and he analysed their significance. He made contributions in
many areas of mathematics and physics.
C. L. Ferdinand (Carl Louis) Lindemann
Lindemann was the first to prove that π is transcendental, i.e. π is not the root of any algebraic equation
with rational coefficients.
C. Felix (Christian) Klein 1849 – 1925
Advisor 2: Rudolf Lipschitz
Rudolf Lipschitz 1832 – 1903 Universität Berlin 1853
Lipschitz is remembered for the "Lipschitz condition", an inequality that guarantees a unique solution to the differential
equation y' = f (x, y).
Advisor 2: Martin Ohm
Dissertation: Partial Results on Fermat's Last Theorem, Exponent 5 (He studied with Poisson and Fourier before
returning to Germany)
Advisor 1: Simeon Poisson
Poisson's most important works were a series of papers on definite integrals and his advances in
series. This work was the foundation of later work in this area by Dirichlet and Riemann
Advisor 2: Jean-Baptiste Fourier
Jean-Baptiste Fourier 1768- 1830
Fourier studied the mathematical theory of heat conduction. He established the partial differential equation governing heat
diffusion and solved it by using infinite series of trigonometric functions.
Joseph Louis Lagrange
Lagrange excelled in all fields of analysis and number theory and analytical and celestial mechanics.
Leonhard Euler 1707 – 1783
Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician who made enormous contributions to a wide range of
mathematics and physics including analytic geometry, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and number theory
Jacob Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician who was the first to use the term integral.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 1646 – 1716
Gottfried Leibniz was a German mathematician who developed the present day notation for the
differential and integral calculus though he never thought of the derivative as a limit. His philosophy is also important and
he invented an early calculating machine.
Erhard Weigel (Ph.D. Universität Leipzig 1650)
( 6 PhD students and 36727 PhD descendants)
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