👓 Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‚Äėfamilies‚Äô | Nature

Read Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‚Äėfamilies‚Äô by Davide Castelvecch (Nature)

Evolution of mathematics traced using unusually comprehensive genealogy database.

Most of the world‚Äôs 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‚Äďpupil lineages, in particular who an individual's doctoral adviser was.

An interesting look back at history.

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