Mathematics Genealogy Project
Origin of the database
The genealogy information is obtained from sources such as Dissertation Abstracts International
and Notices of the American Mathematical Society
, but may be supplied by anyone via the project's website.
The searchable database contains the name of the mathematician, university which awarded the degree, year when the degree was awarded, title of the dissertation, names of the advisor and second advisor, a flag of the country where the degree was awarded, a listing of doctoral students, and a count of academic descendants.
Some historically significant figures who lacked a doctoral degree are listed, notably Joseph-Louis Lagrange
Accuracy of information and other criticisms
It has been noted that "the data collected by the mathematics genealogy project are self-reported, so there is no guarantee that the observed genealogy network is a complete description of the mentorship network. In fact, 16,147 mathematicians do not have a recorded mentor, and of these, 8,336 do not have any recorded proteges."
Maimgren, Ottino and Amaral (2010) stated that "for [mathematicians who graduated between 1900 and 1960] we believe that the graduation and mentorship record is the most reliable."
- ^ a b c d e Jackson, Allyn (2007), "A labor of love: the Mathematics Genealogy Project" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 54 (8): 1002–1003.
- ^ a b Carr, Sarah (August 18, 1999), "Retired Mathematician Develops a Family Tree of the Scholars in His Field", The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- ^ a b c Worth, Fred (2006), "A Report on the Mathematics Genealogy Project" (PDF), MAA FOCUS, 26 (8): 40–41.
- ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ a b Mulcahy, Colm; The Mathematics Genealogy Project Comes of Age at Twenty-one (PDF) AMS Notices (May 2017)
- ^ MGP News
- ^ Mission Statement, The Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ Where do you get your data?, Mathematics Genealogy FAQ, retrieved March 28, 2010.
- ^ Joseph Lagrange, "We show a link to Euler to show a connection in our intellectual heritage. (hbc)", The Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ a b Maimgren, R. D.; Ottino, J. M.; Amaral, L. A. (2010). "The Role of Mentorship in Protege Performance". Nature. 465 (7298): 622–626. doi:10.1038/nature09040. PMC 6697046.
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