tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post7914702794206554603..comments2024-10-10T06:29:39.038-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: My First Grand StudentLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-35222822491509689992008-04-21T07:11:00.000-05:002008-04-21T07:11:00.000-05:00Anonymous 3: No. At the Mathematics Genealogy Proj...Anonymous 3: No. At the Mathematics Genealogy Project there is an artificial link showing Lagrange as Euler's student. Lagrange, however, has no degree, hence no advisor.<BR/><BR/>http://www.genealogy.ams.org/id.php?id=17864<BR/><BR/>Therefore only about 1 in 50 Math/CS graduates have Euler in their pedigree.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-62232794954562967512008-04-18T02:16:00.000-05:002008-04-18T02:16:00.000-05:00Actually what I really want is an infinite tree be...<I> Actually what I really want is an infinite tree below me, but König's lemma says I needed a grand student first.</I><BR/><BR/>only if you limit yourself to finitely many students.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-56595333404947520792008-04-17T22:10:00.000-05:002008-04-17T22:10:00.000-05:00Also, aren't most of the Math/CS people academic d...Also, aren't most of the Math/CS people academic descendants of Euler?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-23432621202478445792008-04-17T19:04:00.000-05:002008-04-17T19:04:00.000-05:00Thanks, Lance! I enjoyed having you on my committ...Thanks, Lance! I enjoyed having you on my committee!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-71631683740566261962008-04-17T14:12:00.000-05:002008-04-17T14:12:00.000-05:00The advisor-student relationship is indeed preciou...The advisor-student relationship is indeed precious. In talking to my students, I find myself saying often "My advisor David Shmoys would say ..." (Oded has made a similar comment about his advisor Shimon Even).<BR/><BR/>aravind srinivasanAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com