👓 Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‘families’ | Nature

Read Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‘families’ by Davide Castelvecch (Nature)

Evolution of mathematics traced using unusually comprehensive genealogy database.

Most of the world’s mathematicians fall into just 24 scientific 'families', one of which dates back to the fifteenth century. The insight comes from an analysis of the Mathematics Genealogy Project (MGP), which aims to connect all mathematicians, living and dead, into family trees on the basis of teacher–pupil lineages, in particular who an individual's doctoral adviser was.

An interesting look back at history.

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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