

Miscellaneous / Trivia
My Academic Ancestors
Below is my academic ancestry, according to the Mathematics Genealogy Project. I enjoyed very much browsing through the pages of this project and tracing my academic ancestors back up to the 16th century.
For some of of my academic ancestors Web links are provided below. (If you have a math background then you probably find my ancestry much more interesting and thrilling than a nonmathematician:)
Some links:
Nicolaus Copernicus
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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Jacob Bernoulli
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Johann Bernoulli
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Leonard Euler
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Joseph Lagrange
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PierreSimon Laplace
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JeanBaptiste Fourier
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Gustav Dirichlet
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Rudolf Lipschitz
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Carl Friedrich Gauss
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Felix Klein
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C.L. Ferdinand Lindemann
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Alfred Loewy
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Wolfgang Krull
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Wilfried Brauer
My Erdös Number
My Erdös number is 3, as can be seen e.g. from the following publication sequence:
 N. Alon, P. Erdös, D.S. Gunderson and M. Molloy. A Ramseytype problem and the Turan numbers. Journal of Graph Theory, Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp. 120129, 2002.
 N. Alon, F. Fischer, A. Procaccia and M. Tennenholtz. Sum of us: Strategyproof selection from the selectors. Proc. of the 13th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK XIII), pp. 101110, 2011.
 G. Weiss, M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos and F. Fischer. Specifying the intertwining of coordination and autonomy in agentbased systems. International Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 30(3), 11961215, 2007.
(Above figure generated with Visual Explorer of Microsoft Academic Search. Note: the two paths "Erdös  Calkin  ... Weiss" and "Erdös  Chung ... Weiss" are NOT correct.)
