Academic Genealogy

Academic Genealogy of Professor C. Lee Giles

Please find below my academic or intellectual legacy which can be represented as a genealogy tree. Note that it starts in the field of physics with Professor Barrett and then with Professor Sommerfeld moves to mathematics. The entire genealogy can be found through the Mathematics Genealogy Project, an excellent resource.

My students are part of this legacy.

My advisor was Professor Harrison H. Barrett, Ph.D. Harvard University.

Barrett’s advisor was Professor R. Victor Jones, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.

Jones’ advisor was Professor Carson D. Jeffries, Ph.D. Stanford University.

Jeffries’ advisor was Professor Felix Bloch, Nobel Laureate, Ph.D. University of Leipzig.

Bloch’s advisor was Professor Werner Karl Heisenberg, Nobel Laureate, Ph.D. University of Munich.

Heisenberg’s advisor was Professor Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld, Ph.D. University of Königsberg.

Sommerfeld studied mathematics and physical sciences and became a theoretical physicist. He is notable for having four of his students, three of his postdocs, and one student's student being awarded the Nobel Prize. He was nominated 81 times for the Nobel Prize but never received it.

Sommerfeld’s advisor was Professor C. L. Ferdinand Lindemann, Ph.D. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Lindemann’s advisor was Professor Felix C. Klein, Ph.D. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

    When dissertation students had two advisors, both are listed.

Klein’s advisors were Professor Julius Plücker, Ph.D. Philipps-Universität Marburg, and Professor Rudolf Lipschitz, Dr. phil. Universität Berlin.

Plücker’s advisor was Professor Christian Ludwig Gerling, Ph.D. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Gerling’s advisor was Professor Carl Friedrich Gauß, Ph.D. Universität Helmstedt. 

Lipschitz's advisors were Professor Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet, honorary Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, and Professor Martin Ohm, Dr. phil. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Dirichlet’s advisors were Professor Simeon Denis Poisson, Ph.D., and Professor Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier, Ph.D., both Ecole Polytechnique.

Poisson's and Fourier's advisor was Professor Joseph Louis Lagrange.

This line continues with Euler, both Bernoulli's, and Leibnitz.

    For more information please see the Mathematics Genealogy Project.