Math Genealogy Family Tree for Shing-Tung Yau       Back to Search Homepage       Bookmark This Page
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Something to note about Shing-Tung Yau : he/she is
14 generation from Newton (Remember the falling apple?) ; 8 generation from Poisson (Poisson distribution) ;
8 generation from Fourier (Fourier transformation) ; 10 generation from Euler (Euler number e=2.71828) ;
9 generation from Laplace (Laplace transformation) ; 9 generation from Lagrange (Lagrange matrix transfer) ;
12 generation from Bernoulli (Bernoulli distribution) ; 14 generation from Leibniz (Leibniz integral rule) ;
16 generation from Pascal (Pascal triangle) ; 7 generation from Dirichelet (Dirichlet test for convergent series) ;
4 generation from Poincare (Poincare conjecture) ; 2 generation from Turing (Turing machine) ;
Note: The generation here means mathematical equivalent. If A's advisor is B, and B had another student C, then A is 0 generation from C.
6 generation from Gauss (add 1 to 100 in seconds) ; 4 generation from Chebyshev (Chebyshev Theorem) ;
3 generation from Markov (Markov Process) ; 5 generation from Riemann (Riemann hypothesis) ;
4 generation from Cantor (Set theory) ; 2 generation from Erdos (Erdos Number) ;
1 generation from Hilbert (Hilbert Space) ; 0 generation from Von Karman (father of modern computer) ;

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