Top 50 Advisors

NameStudents
C.-C. Jay Kuo134
Roger Meyer Temam118
Ronold Wyeth Percival King100
Andrew Bernard Whinston98
Alexander Vasil'evich Mikhalëv98
Willi Jäger95
Leonard Salomon Ornstein95
Pekka Neittaanmäki93
Yurii Alekseevich Mitropolsky88
Ludwig Prandtl87
Kurt Mehlhorn83
Andrei Nikolayevich Kolmogorov82
David Garvin Moursund82
Selim Grigorievich Krein81
Bart De Moor81
Richard J. Eden80
Bruce Ramon Vogeli78
Charles Ehresmann78
Arnold Zellner78
Egon Krause76
Johan F. A. K. van Benthem76
David Hilbert75
Wilhelm Magnus74
Thomas Kailath74
Erol Gelenbe73
Neil Andrew Davidson73
Shlomo Noach (Stephen Ram) Sawilowsky72
Beno Eckmann72
Edward Joseph McCluskey, Jr.71
Jean-Claude Nédélec71
Tze Leung Lai70
Robert Wayne Newcomb70
Terence Paul Speed68
Anatoliy Mikhailovich Samoilenko68
Wayne Arthur Fuller67
Shing-Tung Yau67
Albert Nikolayevich Shiryaev67
Hubert Stanley Wall66
Heinz-Gerd Hegering65
David Harold Blackwell65
Eduard L. Stiefel63
C. Felix (Christian) Klein63
George Bachman63
David Roxbee Cox63
David Beauregard Bogy63
Rainer Nagel62
Gunter Schwarze62
Arthur E. Bryson, Jr.61
Roger Ware Brockett61
Donald Richard Marcotte61

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Most Descendants

NameDescendantsYear of Degree
Gregory Choniades129022
Manuel Bryennios129021
Theodore Metochites1290201315
Gregory Palamas129018
Nilos Kabasilas1290171363
Demetrios Kydones129016
Elissaeus Judaeus128993
Georgios Plethon Gemistos1289921380, 1393
Basilios Bessarion1289891436
Manuel Chrysoloras128965
Guarino da Verona1289641408
Vittorino da Feltre1289631416
Theodoros Gazes1289591433
Jan Standonck1289381474
Johannes Argyropoulos1289381444
Jan Standonck1289381490
Florens Florentius Radwyn Radewyns128908
Rudolf Agricola1289081478
Geert Gerardus Magnus Groote128908
Thomas von Kempen à Kempis128907
Cristoforo Landino128907
Marsilio Ficino1289071462
Alexander Hegius1289061474
Angelo Poliziano1289061477
Desiderius Erasmus1289051497 /1506
Desiderius Erasmus1289051506
Ulrich Zasius1289051501
Georgius Hermonymus128904
Scipione Fortiguerra1289041493
Moses Perez128904
Girolamo (Hieronymus Aleander) Aleandro1289031499, 1508
Demetrios Chalcocondyles1288731452
Janus Lascaris1288721472
Guillaume Budé1288531486, 1491
Jakob Milich1288491524
Jakob Milich1288491520
Erasmus Reinhold1288481535
Jean Tagault128843
François Dubois1288431516
Jacobus (Jacques Dubois) Sylvius1288421530

Frequency Counts

The table below indicates the values of number of students for mathematicians in our database along with the number of mathematicians having that many students.

Number of StudentsFrequency
0150237
119564
27498
34384
43007
52263
61659
71370
81114
9922
10716
11612
12520
13433
14412
15321
16299
17253
18217
19177
21162
22152
20145
23121
25103
2496
2881
2679
2761
2952
3141
3241
3039
3337
3437
3529
4129
3623
3821
3919
4319
4018
4218
3717
4514
5214
4912
5311
5511
4410
569
488
508
467
517
596
475
615
635
544
574
604
583
673
783
622
652
682
702
712
722
732
742
762
812
822
952
982
661
751
801
831
871
881
931
1001
1181
1341

Nonplanarity

The Mathematics Genealogy Project graph is nonplanar. Thanks to Professor Ezra Brown of Virginia Tech for assisting in finding the subdivision of K3,3 depicted below. The green vertices form one color class and the yellow ones form the other. Interestingly, Gauß is the only vertex that needs to be connected by paths with more than one edge.

K_{3,3} in the Genealogy graph

Graph structure

In June 2010, Professor David Joyner of the United States Naval Academy asked for data from our database to analyze it as a graph. At the time, the genealogy graph had 142,688 vertices. Of these, 7,190 were isolated vertices. The largest component had 121,424 vertices (85% of the total number). The next largest component had 128 vertices. The next largest component sizes were 79, 61, 45, and 42. The most frequent size of a nontrivial component was 2; there were 1937 components of size 2. The component with 121,424 vertices has 4,639 root verticies, i.e., mathematicians for whom the advisor is currently unknown.