Mathematical Ancestors of Michael Hoffman


The Mathematics Genealogy Project has enabled just about any mathematician with a Ph. D. to trace his or her "ancestry" (chain of thesis advisors) into the eighteenth century and beyond. Things get complicated as one goes back, since the advisor/student relation was not always strictly defined and many mathematicians had multiple advisors. In my own case, I can claim illustrious ancestors through two "German" lineages (which split at William Story, who had two advisors, but reunite at the eighteenth century mathematician Abraham Kästner). But my favorite lineage splits from the second one at Felix Klein, and includes Leibniz, Lagrange and my mathematical hero Leonhard Euler!

First Lineage

Second Lineage

Third Lineage

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