tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post763400905716640193..comments2023-10-01T07:37:32.894-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: Baseball Families and Math FamiliesLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger25125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-27423245592848731982017-06-18T01:18:09.284-05:002017-06-18T01:18:09.284-05:00Hey, Dr. Courant is my teacher. He will be interes...Hey, Dr. Courant is my teacher. He will be interested in the existence of this page. Very interested indeed.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-13582392526630479652015-11-12T15:51:29.158-06:002015-11-12T15:51:29.158-06:00Vince, Joe, and Dom DiMaggio!Vince, Joe, and Dom DiMaggio!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-44456958841605737802012-11-26T01:27:29.823-06:002012-11-26T01:27:29.823-06:00Jesus and Musatov 1st in 3rd base. They never play...Jesus and Musatov 1st in 3rd base. They never played on earth though.M-Wavehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13408947017986840811noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-91928549464870160212009-03-04T00:41:00.000-06:002009-03-04T00:41:00.000-06:00Bernard Dwork (deceased mathematician) and Cynthia...Bernard Dwork (deceased mathematician) and Cynthia Dwork (CS theorist), father-daughter pair.<BR/><BR/>Edward Witten and whatever his dad's name is, both physicists.<BR/><BR/>I think there is a fourth mathematical Lenstra missing from your list.<BR/><BR/>I think that mathematicians Karl Rubin, Herman Rubin, Vera Rubin, Arthur Rubin and maybe one or two others are all from the same family.<BR/><BR/>Borwein brothers Jonathan and Peter, and Chudnovsky brothers (I forget their names) all have worked on computing digits of pi.<BR/><BR/>I think Michael Artin sometimes confirms and sometimes denies being related to Emil Artin. Or maybe I'm thinking of Armand Borel and Emil Borel.<BR/><BR/>I'm sure there's lots more. Maybe these sets should be restricted to cardinality >= 3 to be considered interesting.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-51814525052917086192009-02-17T20:25:00.000-06:002009-02-17T20:25:00.000-06:00Come on now! Married couples are a dime a dozen. F...Come on now! Married couples are a dime a dozen. For the Fefferman one, you might also want to include daughter Nina Fefferman, who is an applied mathematician at DIMACS.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-15380368541609379252009-02-16T02:03:00.000-06:002009-02-16T02:03:00.000-06:00It seems unreasonable to count married couples. If...It seems unreasonable to count married couples. If you do, however, Oded Goldriech and Dana Ron.<BR/><BR/>- Guy Even in TAU is Shimon Even's son.<BR/><BR/>- Joram and Naomi Lindenstrauss are a mathematician and a computer scientist (from HUJI), and they have two children who do math - Ayelet and Eylon. This gives us another father-daughter, another mother-son, a mother and a daughter, a brother and a sister, etc.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-33167503247002591692009-02-15T13:55:00.000-06:002009-02-15T13:55:00.000-06:00I was just talking about this same subject with re...I was just talking about this same subject with respect to Hockey families: Staal brothers (4); Sutter brothers (6); Hull (father and 2 sons), Hunter brothers (3), Sedin brothers (2, twins). <BR/><BR/>I'm not sure how many won Stanley cups, but, in this list, the 2 Sedins and all 4 Staals are currently playing in the NHL. (And I think there's still 1 more Staal brother at home...)<BR/><BR/>Liz (Rodgers) FraleyLiz Fraleyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16264723332802546081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-90480153373212830792009-02-14T03:37:00.000-06:002009-02-14T03:37:00.000-06:00Computer science as a full-fledged academic discip...Computer science as a full-fledged academic discipline is roughly beginning its third generation of researchers. (The 40th STOC was last year the 50th FOCS is this year.) We shouldn't expect too many dynasties.<BR/><BR/>Already twenty years ago at UW we had a distinguished lecture series with five academic computer scientists who were parents of UW Computer Science Ph.D. students. Are there any third generation computer scientists, yet? If not, how long will it take?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-8558667204920651822009-02-14T03:14:00.000-06:002009-02-14T03:14:00.000-06:00Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. Junior will be in...Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. Junior will be in the Hall of Fame. Father and son even hit back-to-back homers in a game, the only time it's ever been done.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-40586452408632615572009-02-13T13:23:00.000-06:002009-02-13T13:23:00.000-06:00If I included marriagethen what about living toget...If I included marriage<BR/>then what about living together? What about a divorced couple? I choose blood because I wanted a stable and well defined definition.<BR/>Having said that, YES I would<BR/>include adaption since it is also well defined and stable. <BR/><BR/>Is Joseph part of the Holy Family? I agree that he is, and that would count.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-61290615978715140992009-02-13T10:05:00.000-06:002009-02-13T10:05:00.000-06:00This is surely not a mathematical issue, but I hav...This is surely not a mathematical issue, but I have to take issue with your conception (no pun intended) of a family as a collection of people related by blood. Ruling out the Blums seems really peculiar (one parent + Avrim constitutes a legitimate family by your definition, but not both?). And what of families with adopted children -- admittedly, I know of no examples that apply, but can you say with certainty that you have not included any in your list unknowingly?<BR/><BR/>And for a final bit of flame-bait: From a Christian standpoint, doesn't the Holy Family include Joseph?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-12349308760368511152009-02-13T09:21:00.000-06:002009-02-13T09:21:00.000-06:00"The Mis-Family Robinson"... unfortunately the hus..."The Mis-Family Robinson"... unfortunately the husband-wife team of Raphael and Julia are not related to Abraham.Shawhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01154442090080258299noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-15373329424469290332009-02-13T06:56:00.000-06:002009-02-13T06:56:00.000-06:00How about Isaacsons and Kellers in Mathematics?How about Isaacsons and Kellers in Mathematics?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-63519583685568344072009-02-13T02:26:00.000-06:002009-02-13T02:26:00.000-06:00How about a host of Horodeckis? (brothers Michal a...How about a host of <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micha%C5%82_Horodecki" REL="nofollow">Horodeckis</A>? (brothers Michal and Pawel, and father Ryszard, all work in quantum information theory).Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00984900489341123357noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-77787381035651911352009-02-13T01:02:00.000-06:002009-02-13T01:02:00.000-06:00The Tauman-Kalais. Adam and Yael, with Adam and Ya...The Tauman-Kalais. Adam and Yael, with Adam and Yael's dads both being famous game theorists. (Gil Kalai is unrelated).<BR/><BR/>Also, are te Naors one family? I don't think so Moni and Seffi are brothers, but Asaf is unrelated.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-5581447891197610012009-02-12T20:13:00.000-06:002009-02-12T20:13:00.000-06:00what about the naors? at least 4 of them work in t...what about the naors? at least 4 of them work in theory.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-66140329143177951062009-02-12T18:45:00.000-06:002009-02-12T18:45:00.000-06:00Don't forget Umesh and Vijay VaziraniDon't forget Umesh and Vijay VaziraniAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-29574422073179880642009-02-12T17:47:00.000-06:002009-02-12T17:47:00.000-06:00Robinsons! (Julia: Hilbert's 10th problem, Abraham...Robinsons! (Julia: Hilbert's 10th problem, Abraham: Nonstandard Analysis, Rafael:Robinson Arithmetic Q, John Alan) All in logic!<BR/><BR/>Julia Robinson was one of the greatest mathematicians of modern times.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-9262583645168343072009-02-12T17:30:00.000-06:002009-02-12T17:30:00.000-06:00Friedmans, Cartansps. Searching for "is also a mat...Friedmans, Cartans<BR/><BR/>ps. Searching for "is also a mathematician" and "is also a computer scientist" does not work well.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-85930825416158771662009-02-12T17:12:00.000-06:002009-02-12T17:12:00.000-06:00Charles and Robert Fefferman are also academic bro...Charles and Robert Fefferman are also academic brothers, in that their advisor was Elias Stein.<BR/><BR/>A father-mother-son combo: Greg Kuperberg and his parents, Wlodzimierz and Krystyna Kuperberg. They have a paper together, and each pair has a paper without the other; Greg and his mother even have one in the Annals.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-54417013423365577982009-02-12T16:59:00.000-06:002009-02-12T16:59:00.000-06:00Another near miss - a Field of Feffermans: Charles...Another near miss - a Field of Feffermans: Charles Fefferman was a child prodigy, Professor at U. of Chicago at 22, and has a Fields medal (he is now at Princeton); Robert Fefferman, his brother, is a Professor at U. of Chicago now (actually the Dean of Physical Sciences, maybe this is not a plus in terms of his stature as a mathematician!). Interestingly both of them went to Maryland for undergrad, got their PhD's at Princeton, and were Professors at Chicago. <BR/><BR/>Making this an even closer near miss is the existence of logician Solomon Feferman, whose last name is spelled differently and is not related.Shawhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01154442090080258299noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-46170617781458489832009-02-12T16:56:00.000-06:002009-02-12T16:56:00.000-06:00How about Valiants (Les, Paul, Greg), Kannans (Rav...How about Valiants (Les, Paul, Greg), Kannans (Ravi, sampath)?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-9181460505105846862009-02-12T16:02:00.000-06:002009-02-12T16:02:00.000-06:00Here is a near miss within TCS. Orna Kupferman and...Here is a near miss within TCS. <A HREF="http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~ornak/" REL="nofollow">Orna Kupferman</A> and <A HREF="http://www.faculty.idc.ac.il/tami/" REL="nofollow">Tami Tamir</A> are twin sisters. <BR/><BR/>Orna's husband, <A HREF="http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~razk/" REL="nofollow">Raz Kupferman</A> is a professor of mathematics at the Hebrew University.Luca Acetohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01092671728833265127noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-17863652980107177992009-02-12T15:12:00.000-06:002009-02-12T15:12:00.000-06:00Unlike many math (and other) families, the Milman ...Unlike many math (and other) families, the Milman family is <BR/>certainly very functional: <BR/>Daniel, (Kreinâ€“Milman theorem) <BR/>Vitali (concentration of measure), <BR/>and also Pierre and Emanuel.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-81511997687516011812009-02-12T13:30:00.000-06:002009-02-12T13:30:00.000-06:00I think that you're missing some families that mig...I think that you're missing some families that might be right under your nose. <BR/><BR/>In the realm of baseball, there are the Ripkens. Cal Ripken Jr. is the #2 short stop in win shares, and his father and Brother, Billy were also in baseball, with a concentration of their activities right near you in Maryland.<BR/><BR/>In the realm of Math, it definitely could be argues that the Brins should be considered a Math family, Sergey used math in making google, and is an alum of the your department, his father Michael is a prof in the Math department there at UMd, and according to multiple biographies his grandfather was also a mathematician. <BR/><BR/>Also the mathematical validity of any system of weighting the contributions of a family depends on what you are trying to optimize for.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com