I am the 10-th generation academic descendant of Carl Friedrich Gauß(Gauss)

by Forrest Sheng Bao http://fsbao.net

(In German, ß = ss, ö=oe, ä=ae)

Yes, that Gauss, the Gauss on your high school text book. But now the world center of science has migrated from Switzerland, Germany, France and Britain to a new place, United States. I do not write papers in Latin, French or German. I use a language with less culture, which is called the American English. And today I know that mathematicians all over the world are generally descendants of Gauss and Euler. These two groups of people are related to two legendary universities, Universität Berlin and École Polytechnique. This reminds me that a newly-founded university can become a first-tie one by its good tradition and academic environment. Of course, the investment from government and freedom on academics are very important. Investing education, no country doesn't benefit from it.



Ok, here is the story:


Carl Friedrich Gauss (Universität Helmstedt 1799)
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Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 1810)
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Heinrich Ferdinand Scherk (Universität Berlin 1823)
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Ernst Eduard Kummer (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 1831)
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Lazarus Immanuel Fuchs (Universität Berlin, 1858)
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Issai Schur (Universität Berlin, 1901)
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Richard Rago (Universität Berlin, 1933, also another PhD from University of Cambridge, 1935)
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Kenneth A. H. Gravett (University of London 1955)
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John Newsome Crossley (University of Oxford, 1963)
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Roland Hock Chuan Yap (Monash University, 1995)
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Yuan Lin Zhang (National University of Singapore, 2003)
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Forrest Sheng Bao (Texas Tech University, 2012)

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