Mathematical Ancestors

(Compiled by Dr. Nigel Pitt, from Harold Diamond's home page)

For more information, see the Mathematics Geneology Project.

Some Mathematical Siblings

Mathematical Descendants

For readers who are not academics, I should explain that I am not related to any of these individuals, in the usual sense of blood relations. Rather, everyone who receives a doctorate normally has an advisor for his or her research. The list of "mathematical ancestors" simply traces this chain of research advisors beginning with my advisor, J. Vaaler. So H. Diamond was his advisor, and P. Cohen his advisor, etc. The second list shows several of the Ph.D. students of my advisor, so they are my "mathematical siblings."