June 7, 2004

If you browse my academic genealogy, you’ll notice that my ancestry goes back to Hardy (a great-great-great-great-great grandfather: hereafter a great^5 grandfather), Schur (another great^5 grandfather), Cayley (a great^8 grandfather), Frobenius (a great^6 grandfather), Weierstrass (a great^7 grandfather) and Gauss (a great^9 grandfather).

I just miss out on Zermelo who was a student of Fuchs (a great^6 grandfather), and Cantor, who was a student of Weierstrass and Kummer (both great^7 grandfathers of mine).

(I learned of this just now through my academic father who learned it from his father.)

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I’m Greg Restall, and this is my personal website. ¶ I am the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.



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