Dave’s Maths Genealogy

GalileoSo it looks like I’m “related” to Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei (to go with my rather ordinary Erdös number of 4). The following graphic has been compiled using the Mathematics Genealogy Project hosted by North Dakota State University based on PhD. supervisors (although the further back you go I guess it gets a bit more vague than current practice). As much as I’d like to think this is something special, Newton has 11229 “descendants” and Galileo 11567, but hey, I still think it’s quite cool! A little alarming is another direct route from Mersenne, but I guess not all Number Theorists are bad.

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Mathematician at the University of Warwick in the UK with research interests in equivariant bifurcation theory and applications, especially in modelling of insect locomotion. Teaching interests include online learning and innovative teaching methods. Also in a past life has been involved in summer school courses, and online material, for Gifted and Talented. He has been active on the Internet since 1995, initially though his UFO and Michael Schenker website, but now through a multitude of projects.

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