Odd Facts

For those interested in the curious kinship relationships that arise in research communities, here are two.

Erdös Number

My Erdös number is at most 5.  Here's a publication chain that links my work (via co-authorship) to that of famous mathematician Paul Erdös, courtesy of The Erdös Number Project (sort of like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game):

Boes, Duane; Darst, Richard; Erdös, Paul Fat, symmetric, irrational Cantor sets. Amer. Math. Monthly 88 (1981), no. 5, 340--341.

Darst, Richard B.; Taylor, Gerald D. Differentiating powers of an old friend. Amer. Math. Monthly 103 (1996), no. 5, 415--416.

Brandt, Achi; Fulton, Scott R.; Taylor, G. D. Improved spectral multigrid methods for periodic elliptic problems. J. Comput. Phys. 58 (1985), no. 1, 96--112.

Kandel, Daniel; Domany, Eytan; Ron, Dorit; Brandt, Achi; Loh, Eugene, Jr. Simulations without critical slowing down. Phys. Rev. Lett. 60 (1988), no. 16, 1591--1594.

Loh, Eugene, Jr.; Van De Vanter, M. L.; Votta, Lawrence G., Jr. Can Software Engineering Solve the HPCS Problem? Second International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing System Applications (SE-HPC), St. Louis, Missouri, May 15, 2005. (Abstract, PDF)

Academic Genealogy

This list is linked by thesis advisor, courtesy of The Mathematics Genealogy Project.

I have other paths leading back, branching where there were multiple advisors, that include Klein, Poisson, Fourier, Lagrange, Euler, Bernoulli, Leibniz, and others

Michael Van De Vanter:  University of California Berkeley (1992)

Susan Graham:  Stanford University (1971)

David Gries:  Technische Universität München (1966)

Friedrich Bauer:  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (1951)

Georg Aumann:  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (1931)

Heinrich Tietze:  Universität Wien (1904)

Gustav Ritter von Escherich:  Technische Universität Graz (1873)

Johannes Frischauf:  Universität Wien (1861)

Franz Moth:  University of Prague (1822)

Bernard(us) Bolzano:  University of Prague (1805)

Franz Josef Ritter von Gerstner