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Academic genealogy of theoretical physicists

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The following is an academic genealogy of theoretical physicists and is constructed by following the pedigree of thesis advisors. If an advisor did not exist, or if the field of physics is unrelated, an academic genealogical link can be constructed by using the university from which the theoretical physicist graduated.

An academic genealogy tree lists the physicists' PhD[lower-alpha 1] (or in some cases BA/MA)[lower-alpha 2] date and school, if known. Nobel Prize winners are indicated by . If physicists are advised by mathematicians, their genealogy can be readily traced using the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

For the meaning of "s.v.", see here.

Founding fathers of modern physics[edit]

Niels Bohr[edit]

  • Niels Bohr (Copenhagen, 1911 under Christian Christiansen)
    • Hans Kramers (Leiden, 1919)
      • Tjalling Koopmans (Leiden, 1936)
      • Frederik Belinfante (Leiden, 1939)
        • Jiaxian Deng (Purdue University, 1950; co-advised by Dirk ter Haar)
      • Dirk ter Haar (Leiden, 1948)
        • Anthony James Leggett (Oxford, 1964)
          • Amir Caldeira (University of Sussex, 1980)
          • Jan Engelbrecht (Urbana-Champaign, 1993)
    • Lev Landau (postgraduate disciple of Bohr at the Niels Bohr Institute, see s.v.)

Max Born[edit]

  • Max Born (Berlin, 1880 under Carl Runge, see s.v.)
    • Friedrich Hund (Göttingen, 1922)
      • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (Leipzig, 1933)
        • Karl-Heinz Höcker (Berlin, 1940)
      • Harry Lehmann (Jena, 1950)
        • Bert Schroer (Hamburg, 1963)
          • Bernd A. Berg (Berlin, 1977)
        • Klaus Pohlmeyer (Hamburg, 1966)
          • Karl-Henning Rehren (Freiburg, 1984)
      • Heinz Bilz (Frankfurt, 1958)[1]
      • Dieter Langbein (Frankfurt, 1958)
    • Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim (Göttingen, 1923)
    • Maria Goeppert-Mayer (Göttingen, 1930)
      • Robert G. Sachs (Baltimore, 1939)
    • Pascual Jordan (Göttingen, 1924)
      • Jürgen Ehlers (Hamburg, 1958)
      • Wolfgang Kundt (Hamburg, 1958)
        • Rainer Walter Kühne (Bonn, 1995)
    • Max Delbrück (Göttingen, 1930)
      • Carsten Bresch (Berlin, 1950)
    • Siegfried Flügge (Göttingen, 1933)
      • Hans Marschall (Berlin, 1946)
        • Walter Greiner (Freiburg, 1961)
        • Amand Fäßler (Freiburg, 1963)
      • Achim Weiguny (Freiburg, 1963)
      • Gerhard Vollmer (Freiburg, 1971)
    • J. Robert Oppenheimer (Göttingen, 1927)
      • Melba Phillips (Berkeley, 1933)
      • Sidney Dancoff (Berkeley, 1936)
        • Sidney Drell (Urbana, 1949)
          • Steven Frautschi (Stanford, 1958)
            • Roger Dashen (Caltech, 1964)
            • Stephen D. Ellis (Caltech, 1971)
              • David Callaway (University of Washington, 1981)
                • Randall Furlong (Rockefeller, 1987)
      • Willis Lamb (Berkeley, 1938)
        • Marlan Scully (Yale, 1965)
          • Mikhail Lukin (Harvard, 1998)
      • Philip Morrison (Berkeley, 1940)
      • Robert Christy (Berkeley, 1941)
      • David Joseph Bohm (Berkeley, 1943)[2]
        • Yakir Aharonov (Bristol, 1960)[2]
        • David Pines (Princeton, 1951)
          • Philippe Nozières (Paris, 1957)
        • Eugene P. Gross (Princeton, 1948)
    • Victor Frederick Weisskopf (Göttingen, 1931) (Born was formally advisor, but thesis work was done under co-advisor Eugene Wigner—see s.v.—as Born was sick)[3]
      • J. D. Jackson (MIT, 1949)
        • Gordon L. Kane (Illinois U., Urbana, 1963)
          • David R. Richards (University of Michigan, 1971)
          • Howard Haber (University of Michigan, 1978)
            • Marco Diaz (UC Santa Cruz, 1992)
            • Heather Logan (UC Santa Cruz, 1999)
          • Chien-Peng Yuan (University of Michigan)
            • Csaba Balazs (Michigan State University, 1999)
            • Timothy M. P. Tait (Michigan State University, 1999)
          • J. Lorenzo Diaz-Cruz (University of Michigan, 1989)
          • Robert Garisto, (University of Michigan, 1992)
          • James D. Wells (University of Michigan, 1995)
            • Brandon Murakami (UC Davis, 2002)
            • Shrihari Gopalakrishna (UC Davis, 2002)
          • Christopher Kolda (University of Michigan, 1995)
          • Graham Kribs (University of Michigan, 1998)
          • Lian-Tao Wang (University of Michigan, 2002)
          • Eric Kuflik (University of Michigan, 2011)
      • F. L. Friedman (MIT, 1949)
        • William Tobocman (MIT, 1953)
          • Anthony J. Baltz (Case Western Reserve, 1971)
      • Murray Gell-Mann (MIT, 1951)[4]
        • Kenneth G. Wilson (Caltech, 1961)[4]
          • Michael Peskin (Cornell, 1978)[5]
            • Emil Martinec (Cornell, 1984)
            • Matthew J. Strassler (Stanford, 1993)
            • Jonathan L. Feng (Stanford, 1995)
          • Paul Ginsparg (Cornell, 1981)
          • H. R. Krishnamurthy (Cornell, 1976)
        • Sidney R. Coleman (Caltech, 1962)[4]
          • Leonard Parker (Harvard, 1967)
          • Stephen B. Fels (Harvard, 1968)
          • Arnold J. Cantor (Harvard, 1970)
          • David J. Griffiths (Harvard, 1970)[6]
          • John E. Mansfield (Harvard, 1970)
          • Anthony Zee (Harvard, 1970)
          • Lawrence R. Thebaud (Harvard, 1971)
          • Wu-Yang Tsai (Harvard, 1971; co-adv. Julian Schwinger, see s.v.)
            • William Daniel Phillips
            • David E. Pritchard
          • Erick J. Weinberg (Harvard, 1973)
            • Kimyeong Lee (Columbia, 1987)
          • James P. Butler (Harvard, 1974)
          • H. David Politzer (Harvard, 1974)[7]
          • Eldad Gildener (Harvard, 1975)
          • Ian K. Affleck (Harvard, 1975)[8]
          • Edward Witten (PhD, Princeton (1976) under David J. Gross, see s.v.; post-doctoral studies in Harvard (1976–77) under Sidney Coleman and Oxford (1977–78) under Michael Atiyah—see s.v.)
          • Frank De Luccia (Harvard, 1979)
          • Lee Smolin (Harvard, 1979; co-adv. Stanley Deser)[7]
            • Viqar Husain (Yale, 1989)
            • Seth Major (Penn State, 1997)
            • Eli Hawkins (Penn State, 1999)
            • Mohammad Ansari (Waterloo, 2008)
          • Gerald E. Sobelman (Harvard, 1979)
          • Stephen Parke (Harvard, 1980)
          • Fred Posner (Harvard, 1980)
          • Bernard Grossman (Harvard, 1981)
          • Gregory W. Moore (Harvard, 1985)
          • Jacques Distler (Harvard, 1987)[7]
          • John March-Russell (Harvard, 1990; co-adv. Frank Wilczek, see s.v.)
          • Stelios M. Smirnakis (Harvard, 1997)
          • Nathan Salwen (Harvard, 2001)
        • James Hartle (Caltech, 1964)
        • Rodney Crewther (Caltech, 1971)
        • Christopher T. Hill (Caltech, 1977)
        • Barton Zwiebach (Caltech, 1983)[4]
      • Kerson Huang (1953, MIT)
      • Arthur Kerman (1953, MIT)
    • Herbert S. Green (Edinburgh, 1947)
      • Ian Ellery McCarthy (Adelaide, 1956)
    • Cheng Kaijia (Edinburgh, 1948)

Albert Einstein[edit]

  • Albert Einstein (Zurich, 1905 under Alfred Kleiner; Einstein was an undergraduate disciple of Hermann Minkowski, see s.v.)

Enrico Fermi[edit]

  • Enrico Fermi (Laurea, Pisa, 1922 under Luigi Puccianti)[9]
    • James Rainwater (postgraduate work in the Manhattan Project under Fermi; PhD under John R. Dunning, Columbia, 1946)
    • Chen Ning Yang (Chicago, 1948; co-adv. Edward Teller)[10]
    • Jack Steinberger (Chicago, 1948)
      • Eric L. Schwartz (Columbia, 1973)
    • Geoffrey Chew (Chicago, 1948)[9][10]
      • David J. Gross (Berkeley, 1966)[10]
        • Frank Wilczek[11]
          • John March-Russell (Harvard, 1990; co-advisor Sidney Coleman, see s.v.)
          • Chetan Nayak (Princeton, 1996)
          • Finn Larsen (Princeton, 1996)
          • Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton, 1998)
        • Edward Witten (PhD, Princeton, 1976; post-doctoral studies in Harvard (1976–77) under Sidney Coleman—see s.v.—and Oxford (1977–8) under Michael Atiyah—see s.v.)
          • Jonathan Bagger (1983, Princeton)
          • Cumrun Vafa (1985, Princeton)
          • Xiao-Gang Wen (1987, Princeton)
          • Dror Bar-Natan (1991, Princeton)
          • Shamit Kachru (1994, Princeton)
          • Eva Silverstein (1996, Princeton)
          • Sergei Gukov (2001, Princeton
        • Ulf Danielsson[12][13] (Princeton, 1992)
      • John H. Schwarz (Berkeley, 1966)
        • Anthony Ichiro Sanda (Princeton, 1969)
        • Cosmas Zachos (Caltech, 1979)
        • Michael R. Douglas (Caltech, 1988)
        • Gerald B. Cleaver (Caltech, 1993)
          • John T. Perkins (Baylor, 2005)
          • Matthew B. Robinson (Baylor, 2009)
        • Augusto Sagnotti (Caltech, 1983)
    • Tsung-Dao Lee (Chicago, 1950)[9][10]
      • Richard J. Drachman (Columbia, 1958)
      • Norman H. Christ (Columbia, 1966)
      • Carl E. Carlson (Columbia, 1968)
      • King Yuen B. Ng (Columbia, 1969)
      • Ralph Linsker (Columbia, 1972)
      • Oleg Tchernyshyov (Columbia, 1998)
    • Willem Van Rensselaer Malkus (Chicago, 1950)[9]
    • Sam Treiman (Chicago, 1952; co-advisor John Simpson)[14]
      • Stephen L. Adler (1964)[14]
      • Curtis Callan (1964)[14]
        • Peter Woit (Princeton, 1985)
        • Igor R. Klebanov (1986)
          • Steven S. Gubser (1998)
        • Juan Maldacena (1996, Princeton)
        • Alberto Güijosa (1999, Princeton)
      • Paul B. Kantor (Princeton, 1963)
      • Steven Weinberg (Princeton, 1957)[14]
        • Lay Nam Chang (UC Berkeley, 1967)
        • Claude Bernard (Harvard, 1976)[15]
        • John Preskill (Harvard, 1980)
          • Alexios Polychronakos (Caltech, 1987)
          • Elias Kiritsis (Caltech, 1988)
        • Bob Holdom (Harvard 1981)
          • John Terning (Toronto 1990)
        • Gerald Gilbert (Texas, 1986)
        • Fernando Quevedo (Texas, 1986)
        • Scott S. Willenbrock (Texas, 1986)
          • Zack Sullivan (Urbana-Champaign 1998)
        • Ubirajara van Kolck (Texas, 1993)
        • Rafael Lopez-Mobilia (Texas, 1995)
      • Kazuo Fujikawa (Princeton, 1970)

Ralph H. Fowler[edit]

  • Ralph H. Fowler (MA, Cambridge, 1915 under Archibald Vivian Hill)[16]
    • Charles Alfred Coulson (PhD, Cambridge, 1936)
      • Peter Higgs (PhD, Kings, 1954)
      • Chandra Shekhar Sharma (PhD, Oxford, 1962)
        • Mark D. Roberts (PhD, Birkbeck, 1986)
    • Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (PhD, Cambridge, 1926)[16]
      • Richard J. Eden (Cambridge 1951; co-adv. Werner Heisenberg)
        • Michael B. Green (Cambridge, 1970)
      • John C. Polkinghorne (Cambridge, 1955; co-adv. Abdus Salam)[16]
        • Tom Kibble (University of Edinburgh, 1958)[16]
          • Seifallah Randjbar-Daemi (Imperial College London, 1980)[16]
            • Rula Tabbash (ISAS, 2001)[16]
          • Mark B. Hindmarsh (Imperial College London, 1986)
            • Dimitris P. Skliros (University of Sussex, 2011)
        • Ian Gibson Halliday (Cambridge, 1964)
          • Gerald V. Dunne (Imperial, 1988)
      • Dennis W. Sciama (Cambridge, 1953)
        • George Ellis (Cambridge, 1964)
          • Jeff Murugan (Cape Town)
            • Nitin Rughoonauth (Cape Town, 2014)
        • Antony Valentini (ISAS, 1992)
          • Roy Maartens (Cape Town, 1980)
        • Stephen Hawking (Cambridge, 1966)
          • Raymond Laflamme (Cambridge, 1988)
            • Nike Dattani (Waterloo, 2008)
          • Don Page (Cambridge, 1978)
          • Malcolm Perry (Cambridge, 1978)
            • Tibra Ali (Cambridge, 2002)
        • Martin John Rees (Cambridge, 1967)
          • Roger Blandford (Cambridge, 1974)
        • Brandon Carter (Cambridge, 1968)
          • Patrick Peter (Paris, 1991)
          • Xavier Martin (Paris, 1995)
          • Reinhard Prix (Paris, 2000)
          • Nicolas Chamel (Paris, 2004)
        • Gary Gibbons (Cambridge, 1973)
        • James Binney (Oxford, 1975)
          • Brian Greene (Oxford, 1987; co-adv. Graham G. Ross)
        • John D. Barrow (Oxford, 1977)
        • David Deutsch (Oxford, 1978)
    • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Cambridge, 1933)
      • Jeremiah P. Ostriker (Chicago, 1964)
      • John L. Friedman (Chicago, 1973)
        • Donald Witt (Milwaukee, 1986)
        • Jocelyn S. Read (Milwaukee, 2008; co-adv. Jolien D.E. Creighton)
        • Charalampos Markakis (Milwaukee, 2011)
        • Abhay G. Shah (Milwaukee, 2011)
        • Benjamin D. Lackey (Milwaukee, 2012)
      • John Miller (Oxford, 1974)
        • Thomas Sotiriou (Trieste, 2007; co-adv. Valerio Faraoni)
      • Steve Detweiler (Chicago, 1975)
        • James Blackburn (Florida, 1990)
        • Brian Baker (Florida, 2002)
        • Eirini Messaritaki (Florida, 2003)
        • Dong-hoon Kim (Florida, 2005)
        • Ian Vega (Florida, 2009)
    • Garrett Birkhoff
    • Maurice Pryce
      • John Clive Ward
    • Noel B. Slater
    • John Lennard-Jones (Cambridge, 1924)
      • William Penney, Baron Penney
      • John Pople (Cambridge, 1951)
        • A. David Buckingham (Cambridge)

Friedrich Hasenöhrl[edit]

  • Friedrich Hasenöhrl (Vienna, 1897 under Franz S. Exner, see s.v.)
    • Erwin Schrödinger (Vienna, 1910)
    • Hans Thirring (Vienna, 1911)
      • Walter E. Thirring (Vienna, 1925)
        • Mario Bunge (UNLP, 1952)
      • Walter E. Thirring (Vienna, 1949)
        • Peter G. O. Freund (Vienna, 1960)
          • Hsiung Chia Tze (Chicago, 1972)
          • Jorge Crispim Romão (Chicago, 1979)
          • Rafael I. Nepomechie (Chicago, 1982)
          • James T. Wheeler (Chicago, 1986)
    • Karl Herzfeld (Vienna, 1914)
      • Walter Heitler (Munich, 1926)
      • John A. Wheeler (Johns Hopkins, 1933)
        • Richard P. Feynman (Princeton, 1942)
          • George Zweig (Caltech, 1963)
          • Thomas Curtright (Caltech, 1977)
          • Stephen Wolfram (Caltech, 1979)
        • Arthur Wightman (Princeton, 1949)
          • Arthur Jaffe (Princeton, 1966)
            • Clifford Taubes (Harvard, 1980)
          • Lawrence Schulman (Princeton, 1967)
          • Jerrold Marsden (Princeton, 1968)
          • Barry Simon (Princeton, 1970)
          • Rafael de la Llave (Princeton, 1983)
        • Hugh Everett (Princeton, 1956)
        • Charles Misner (Princeton, 1957)
        • John R. Klauder (Princeton, 1959)
        • Kip Thorne (Princeton, 1965)
          • William H. Press (Caltech, 1973)
            • Stephon Alexander (Harvard, 1983; co-adv. Arthur Jaffe)
          • Saul Teukolsky (Caltech, 1973)
          • Theocharis Apostolatos (Caltech, 1994)
        • Robert Geroch (Princeton, 1967)
          • Abhay Ashtekar (Chicago, 1974)
        • Jacob D. Bekenstein (Princeton, 1972)
        • Claudio Bunster (Princeton, 1973)
        • Norbert Straumann (Zurich, 1961)
          • Ruth Durrer (Zurich, 1988)

Hermann von Helmholtz[edit]

  • Hermann von Helmholtz (PhD, Berlin, 1842 under Johannes Peter Müller)
    • Heinrich Friedrich Weber (PhD, Jena, 1865; post-doctoral studies at Berlin (1871–74) under Hermann von Helmholtz)
    • Henry Augustus Rowland (bachelor's at Rensselaer, 1870; graduate studies at Berlin (1875–76) under Hermann von Helmholt;[17][18][19] no PhD[20])
      • Edwin Hall (Johns Hopkins, 1880)[20]
      • Harry Fielding Reid (Johns Hopkins, 1885)
        • Charles E. Mendenhall (Johns Hopkins, 1898)
          • Raymond Thayer Birge (Wisconsin-Madison, 1913)
            • Edward Condon (Berkeley, 1926)
        • Frederick A. Saunders (Johns Hopkins, 1898)
      • Joseph Sweetman Ames (Johns Hopkins, 1890)[20]
        • August Herman Pfund (Johns Hopkins, 1906)[20]
          • Richard Threlkeld Cox (Johns Hopkins, 1924)[20]
          • Haldan Keffer Hartline (M.D. Johns Hopkins, 1927)[20]
        • William F. Meggers (Johns Hopkins, 1917)
          • Otto Laporte (Munich, 1924)
          • Curtis J. Humphreys (Michigan, 1928)
        • Gregory Breit (Johns Hopkins, 1921)
          • Charles Kittel (Wisconsin-Madison, 1941)
            • Albert Overhauser (Berkeley, 1951)
              • Henry Ehrenreich (Cornell, 1955)
                • Lawrence M. Schwartz (Harvard, 1971)
                • Kathryn Liebermann Levin (Harvard, 1971)
                  • Costas Soukoulis (Chicago, 1978)
                • Charles Daniel Gelatt (Harvard, 1974)
                • Jacquelyn Ann Weiss (Harvard, 1975)
                • Leendert Marinus Huisman (Harvard, 1979)
                • Anders Carlsson (Harvard, 1981)
                • David Ling (Harvard, 1981)
                • Kenneth Hass (Harvard, 1984)
                • Brond Larson (Harvard, 1988)
              • John Joseph Hopfield (Cornell, 1958)
                • Bertrand Halperin (Berkeley, 1965)
                  • Daniel S. Fisher (Harvard, 1979)
                  • Catherine Kallin (Harvard, 1984)
                  • Steven H. Simon (Harvard, 1995)
                  • Yaroslav Tserkovnyak (Harvard, 2003)
                • Steven Girvin (Princeton, 1977)
              • Edward Charles McIrvine (Cornell, 1959)
              • Lonnie Van Zandt (Harvard, 1964)
            • Morrel H. Cohen (Berkeley, 1952)
              • James C. Phillips (Chicago, 1956)
                • Marvin L. Cohen (Chicago, 1964)
                  • John D. Joannopoulos (Berkeley, 1974)
                    • Eugene Mele (MIT, 1978)
                    • Robert B. Laughlin (MIT, 1979)
                    • David H. Vanderbilt (MIT, 1981)
                    • A. Douglas Stone (MIT, 1983)
                    • Karin Rabe (MIT, 1987)
                    • Efthimios Kaxiras (MIT, 1987)
                    • Rodrigo B. Capaz (MIT, 1996)
                    • Shanhui Fan (MIT, 1998)
                    • Steven G. Johnson (MIT, 2001)
                    • Evan J. Reed (MIT, 2003)
                    • Michelle L. Povinelli (MIT, 2004)
                  • James R. Chelikowsky (Berkeley, 1975)
                  • Steven Gwon Sheng Louie (Berkeley, 1976)
                    • Che-Ting Chan (Berkeley, 1985)
                  • Kai-Ming Ho (Berkeley, 1978)
                  • Jisoon Ihm (Berkeley, 1980)
              • Milton W. Cole (Chicago, 1970)
                • Nathan M. Urban (Penn State, 2006)
              • Pabitra N. Sen (Chicago, 1972)
              • David L. Johnson (Chicago, 1974)
            • Alan M. Portis (Berkeley, 1953)
              • Alan J. Heeger (Berkeley, 1961)
              • N. Phuan Ong (Berkeley, year unknown)
            • Raymond L. Orbach (Berkeley, 1960)
              • Gerald B. Arnold (UCLA, 1977) (co-adv. Theodore Holstein)
        • Frederick Sumner Brackett (Johns Hopkins, 1922)
    • Heinrich Hertz (PhD, Berlin, 1880)
    • Wilhelm Wien (PhD, Berlin, 1886)
    • Arthur Gordon Webster (Berlin, 1890)
      • Albert Potter Wills (Clark, 1897)
        • Isidor Isaac Rabi (Columbia, 1927)[21]
          • Julian Schwinger (Columbia, 1939)[21][22]
            • Roy Glauber (Harvard, 1949)
            • Walter Kohn (Harvard, 1948)
            • Bryce DeWitt (Harvard, 1950)[22]
              • Donald Marolf (Texas, 1992)
            • Stanley Deser (Harvard, 1953)[22]
              • Lee Smolin (Harvard, 1979; co-adv. Sidney Coleman)
            • Michael Lieber (Harvard, 1959)
            • Abraham Klein (Harvard, 1950)
              • Benjamin W. Lee (University of Pennsylvania, 1960)
                • Burt Ovrut (PhD, Chicago, 1978)
            • Gordon Baym (Harvard, 1960)
            • Ben R. Mottelson (Harvard, 1950)
              • Torleif Erik Oskar Ericson (Lund U., 1959)
            • Luís María Garrido Arilla (1955)[22]
            • Charles M. Sommerfield (Harvard, 1957)[22]
              • Howard Georgi (Yale, 1971)[23]
                • Edward Farhi (Harvard, 1978)
                • John Hagelin (Harvard, 1981)
                • Lawrence J. Hall (Harvard, 1981)
                  • Stephen Hsu (Berkeley, 1991)
                  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (Berkeley, 1997)
                    • Thomas Gregoire (Berkeley, 2003)
                • Sally Dawson (Harvard, 1981)
                • David B. Kaplan (Harvard, 1985)
                • Lisa Randall (Harvard, 1987)
                  • Csaba Csáki (1997)
                  • Matthew D. Schwartz (Princeton, 2003)
                • Andrew G. Cohen
                • Ann Nelson (Harvard, 1984)
                  • David E. Kaplan (U. Washington, 1999)
            • Lawrence Paul Horwitz (Harvard, 1954)
              • Stuart Raby (Tel Aviv, 1976)
                • Tomas Blazek (Ohio State, 1996)
                • Arash Mafi (Ohio State, 2001)
                • Radovan Dermisek (Ohio State, 2002)
            • Sheldon Lee Glashow (Harvard, 1959)[22]
            • Lowell S. Brown (Harvard, 1961)[24]
            • Kalyana T. Mahanthappa (Harvard, 1961)[25]
            • Norman J. M. Horing (Harvard, 1964)[26]
            • Tung-Mow Yan (Harvard, 1968)
            • Wu-Yang Tsai (Harvard, 1971; co-adv. Sidney Coleman, see s.v.)
          • Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. (Columbia, 1940)
            • Fritz Rohrlich (Harvard, 1948)[27]
              • Robert E. Pugh (Iowa, 1963)
                • Nathan Isgur (Toronto, 1974)
                  • Roman Koniuk (Toronto, 1980)
                  • Simon Capstick (Toronto, 1986)
                  • Eric S. Swanson (Toronto, 1991)
                    • Olga Lakhina (Pittsburgh, 2006)
                    • Pok Man Lo (Pittsburgh, 2011)
          • Martin Lewis Perl (Columbia, 1955)
            • Samuel Chao Chung Ting (Michigan, 1962; also advised by Lawrence W. Jones)

Lev Landau[edit]

  • Lev Landau (diploma, Leningrad State University, 1927; he was a pupil of Niels Bohr (see s.v.) during his graduate studies at the Niels Bohr Institute in 1930–31;[28] Leningrad Physico-Technical Institute, D.Sc., 1934, without defending a dissertation)
    • Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (Institute for Physical Problems, 1951)
      • Boris Lukyanchuk (Lebedev Physical Institute, 1979)
    • Semyon Gershtein (Institute for Physical Problems, 1958)
    • Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov (Institute for Physical Problems, 1948)
      • Lev Gor'kov (Institute for Physical Problems, 1955)
      • Alexander F. Andreev (Institute for Physical Problems, 1964)
        • Maksim Kagan [ru] (Institute for Physical Problems, 1989)
    • Evgeny Lifshitz (Kharkiv Polytechnical University, 1934)
      • Igor Ekhielevich Dzyaloshinskii [de] (Institute for Physical Problems, 1957)
      • Lev Pitaevskii (Institute for Physical Problems, 1958)[29]
    • Ilya Lifshitz (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, 1939)
      • Arnold Kosevich (Kharkiv University, 1954)
      • Moisei Isaakovich Kaganov [de] (Kharkiv University, 1954)
      • Alexander Grosberg [de] (Institute for Physical Problems, 1975)
      • Igor Ya. Erukhimovich (Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, 1979)
      • Alexei Removich Khokhlov [de] (Moscow State University, 1979)
    • Aleksander Kompaneets [de] (Kharkiv Polytechnical University, 1936)
    • Veniamin Levich (Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1943)
    • Yakov Abramovich Smorodinsky [de] (Institute for Physical Problems, 1941)
    • Aleksander Ilyich Akhiezer (Kharkiv Polytechnical University, 1936)
      • Sergey Vladimirovich Peletminskii [ru] (Kharkiv National University, 1959)
      • Sergey S. Sannikov (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, 1963)
        • Marcoen Cabbolet (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2011)
      • Mikhail Petrovich Rekalo [ru] (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, 1964)
        • Steven Duplij (Kharkiv National University, 1983)
      • Yuri Petrovich Stepanovskii (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, 1969)
      • Nikolai Fedorovich Shulga [ru] (Kharkiv National University, 1977)
    • Isaak Pomeranchuk (Moscow Institute of Tanning Industry, 1938)
      • Gregory Garibian (Lebedev Physical Institute, 1952)
      • Lev Okun (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1956)
        • Mikhail Voloshin (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1977)
        • Nikita Nekrasov (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1996)
      • Igor Yurievich Kobzarev [de] (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1959)
      • Yurii Petrovich Nikitin (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1963)
    • Vladimir Borisovich Berestetskii [de] (Leningrad Physico-Technical Institute, 1940)
      • Yuri Orlov (Yerevan Physics Institute, 1958)
    • Lev Emmanuilovich Gurevich [de] (Leningrad State University, D.Sc., 1943)
      • Iya Pavlovna Ipatova (Leningrad Physico-Technical Institute, 1955)
    • Boris Lazarevich Ioffe [de] (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1954)
      • Mikhail A. Shifman (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 1976)
    • Mark Azbel (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, D.Sc., 1958)

Max Planck[edit]

  • Max Planck (Munich, 1879 under Alexander von Brill)
    • Max von Laue (Berlin, 1903)
      • Leo Szilard (Berlin, 1922)
      • Friedrich Beck (Göttingen, 1952)
    • Gustav Hertz (Berlin, 1911)
      • Heinz Pose (Halle, 1928)
    • Walter Schottky (Berlin, 1912)
    • Walther Bothe (Berlin, 1914)

Abdus Salam[edit]

  • Abdus Salam (Cambridge, 1951 under Nicholas Kemmer and Paul Taunton Matthews—see s.v.)[30]
    • Ron Shaw (Cambridge, 1955)[30]
    • John C. Polkinghorne (Cambridge, 1955;[30] co-adv. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac)
    • Claud Lovelace (postgraduate disciple of Salam at Imperial College London)
    • John Moffat (Cambridge, 1958)[30]
    • Yuval Ne'eman (Imperial College London, 1961)[30]
    • Ray Streater (Imperial College London, 1960)[30]
    • Christopher Isham (Imperial College London, 1969 under Paul Taunton Matthews—see s.v.; post-doctoral studies at ICL under Salam)
      • Fotini Markopoulou (Imperial College London, 1998)
    • Michael Duff (U. London, 1972)[30]
    • Ali Chamseddine (Imperial College London, 1976)[30]
    • William R. Franklin (U. London, 1976)[30]
    • Riazuddin (NUST, 1959)[30]

Arnold Sommerfeld[edit]

  • Arnold Sommerfeld (Königsberg, 1891 under Ferdinand von Lindemann, see s.v.)
    • Peter Debye (Munich, 1908)
    • Wilhelm Lenz (Munich, 1911)
      • Ernst Ising (Hamburg, 1924)
      • J. Hans D. Jensen (Hamburg, 1932)
        • Berthold Stech (Heidelberg, 1951)
          • Matthias Neubert (Heidelberg, 1990)
        • Hans-Arwed Weidenmüller (Heidelberg, 1957)
          • Eric Lutz (Heidelberg, 1999)
            • Sebastian Deffner (Augsburg, 2011)
            • Andreas Dechant (Berlin, 2014)
            • Obinna Abah (Erlangen, 2015)
      • Hans-Jürgen Borchers (Hamburg, 1956)
    • Paul Peter Ewald (Munich, 1912)
      • Achilles Papapetrou (Stuttgart, 1935)
        • Hans-Jürgen Treder (Humboldt University of Berlin, 1956)
        • Rodolfo Gambini (Paris VI, year unknown)
    • Gregor Wentzel (Munich, 1921)
      • Markus E. Fierz (Zurich, 1936)
        • Klaus Hepp (Zurich, 1963; also under Res Jost)
          • Jürg Fröhlich (Zurich, 1972)
          • Konrad Osterwalder (1970, Zurich; also under Res Jost)
        • Sergio Albeverio (Zurich, 1967; also under Res Jost)
        • Frans Cerulus (Basel, 1954)
          • Raymond Gastmans (Leuven, 1968)
            • Antoine Van Proeyen (Leuven, 1978)
      • Felix Villars (Zurich, 1946)
        • Frank Tabakin (MIT, 1963)
          • T.-S. H. Lee (Pittsburgh, 1973)
            • Christopher G. Fasano (Chicago, 1989)
          • Cetin Savkli (Pittsburgh, 1996)
      • Res Jost (Zurich, 1946)
    • Wolfgang Pauli (Munich, 1921)
      • Nicholas Kemmer (Zurich, 1935; also under Gregor Wentzel)
        • Ron Shaw (1955, Cambridge)[31]
        • Paul Taunton Matthews (Cambridge, 1950)
          • Faheem Hussain (Imperial College London, 1966)
          • Christopher Isham (Imperial College London, 1969 under Paul Taunton Matthews; post-doctoral studies at ICL under Abdus Salam—see s.v.)
          • John Stewart Bell (Birmingham, 1956; co-adv. Rudolph E. Peierls—see s.v.)
        • Richard Dalitz (Cambridge, 1950)
          • Stanley Mandelstam (Birmingham, 1956; also under Paul Taunton Matthews)
            • Colin Wilkin (Birmingham, 1963)
            • Charles Thorn (Berkeley, 1971)
            • Joseph Polchinski (Berkeley, 1980)
          • W. Noel Cottingham (UAB, 1960)
            • Anne-Christine Davis (Bristol, 1975)
              • João Magueijo (Cambridge, 1994)
          • Christopher Hubert Llewellyn Smith (Oxford, 1967)
            • John Wheater (Oxford, 1981)
              • Simon Catterall (Oxford, 1989)
              • Neil Ferguson (Oxford, 1994)
        • Abdus Salam (Cambridge, 1951; also under Paul Taunton Matthews—see s.v.)
    • Linus Pauling (PhD, Caltech, 1925; post-doctoral studies in Munich)
    • Hans A. Bethe (Munich, 1928)
      • Freeman Dyson (grad student at Cornell in 1947; no PhD)
      • David Thouless (Cornell, 1958)
        • J. Michael Kosterlitz (DPhil, Oxford, 1969; post-doctoral studies in Birmingham)
      • John Irwin (Cornell, 1963)
      • Roman Jackiw (Cornell, 1966; co-adv. Kenneth G. Wilson, see s.v.)[32]
        • Rohana Wijewardhana (MIT, 1984)
        • Stefano Forte (MIT, 1987)[32]
          • Joan Rojo (U Barcelona; co-adv. José Ignacio Latorre)
        • Daniel Kabat (MIT, 1993)[32]
      • Robert Eugene Marshak (Cornell, 1939)
      • Gordon L. Shaw (Stanford, 1959)
        • Pran Nath (Stanford, 1964)
    • Paul Sophus Epstein (Munich, 1914)
      • Boris Podolsky (Caltech, 1928)
    • Werner Heisenberg (Munich, 1923)
      • Felix Bloch (Leipzig, 1928)
      • Rudolph E. Peierls (Leipzig, 1929)[33]
        • Fred Hoyle (Cambridge, year unknown)
          • Cyril Domb (Cambridge, 1949)
            • Michael Fisher (King's College London, 1957)
              • David Robert Nelson (Cornell, 1975)
                • Subir Sachdev (Harvard, 1985)
              • Gunduz Caginalp (Cornell, 1978)
        • John Stewart Bell (Birmingham, 1956; co-adv. Paul Taunton Matthews)
        • Edwin Ernest Salpeter (Birmingham, 1948)
        • Wladyslaw (Wladek) Swiatecki (Birmingham, 1950)[34]
          • Joseph I. Kapusta (University of California, Berkeley, 1978)[35]
        • Samuel W. MacDowell (Birmingham, 1958)
        • John F. Reading (Birmingham, 1964)[33]
      • Edward Teller (Leipzig, 1929)
        • Marvin Leonard Goldberger (Chicago, 1948; co-adv. Enrico Fermi, see s.v.)
          • Franz Gross (Princeton, 1963)
        • Chen Ning Yang (Chicago, 1948; co-adv. Enrico Fermi)
        • Marshall Rosenbluth (Chicago, 1949)
        • Lincoln Wolfenstein
      • Șerban Țițeica (Leipzig, 1935)
        • Richard M. Weiner (Bucareste, 1958)
      • Hans Kastrup [de] (Munich, 1962; co-adv. Friedrich Bopp)
        • Thomas Thiemann (Aachen, 1994)
        • Martin Bojowald (Aachen, 2000)
      • Reinhard Oehme (Göttingen, 1951)
      • Friedwardt Winterberg (Göttingen, 1955)
      • Peter Mittelstaedt [de] (Göttingen, 1956)
        • Julian Barbour (Cologne, 1968)
    • Karl Bechert (Munich, 1925)
    • Herbert Fröhlich (Munich, 1930)
      • Sigurd Zienau (Liverpool, 1954)
        • Hugh Osborn (University College London, 1967)
          • Ian Jack (Cambridge, 1982)
          • Richard D Ball (Cambridge, 1986)
        • Paul Davies (University College London, 1970)
          • Edmund Copeland (Newcastle, 1985)
      • Sebastian Doniach (Liverpool, 1958)
    • Walter Franz (Munich, 1934)
      • Joachim Homilius (Munster, 1953)
      • Ludwig Tewordt (Munster, 1953)
        • Uwe Brandt (Hamburg, 1969)
          • Hajo Leschke (Dortmund, 1975)
    • Heinrich Welker (Munich, 1936)

Léon Van Hove[edit]

  • Léon Van Hove (Université libre de Bruxelles, 1946 under Théophile de Donder)
    • Martinus Veltman (Utrecht, 1963)
      • Peter van Nieuwenhuizen (Utrecht, 1971)
        • Mark Fischler (Stony Brook University, 1979)
        • Ergin Sezgin (Stony Brook, 1980)
          • Igor Rudychev (Texas A&M, 2001)
          • Ali Kaya (Texas A&M, 2001)
          • Der-Chyn Jong (Texas A&M, 2007)
        • Leonardo Castellani (Stony Brook University, 1982)
        • Shoucheng Zhang (Stony Brook University, 1987)
        • Anna Ceresole (Stony Brook University, 1989)
        • Kostas Skenderis (Stony Brook University, 1996)
      • Gerardus 't Hooft (Utrecht, 1972)
        • Herman Verlinde (Utrecht, 1988)
        • Robbert Dijkgraaf (Utrecht, 1989)
        • Sebastian de Haro (Utrecht, 2001)
      • Bernard de Wit (Utrecht, 1973)
        • Erik Verlinde (Utrecht, 1988)
          • Miranda Cheng (Amsterdam, 2008; also under Kostas Skenderis)

Eugene Wigner[edit]

  • Eugene Wigner (Berlin, 1925 under Michael Polanyi)
    • Victor Weisskopf (Göttingen, 1931; co-adv. Max Born, see s.v.)
    • Frederick Seitz (Princeton, 1934)
    • John Bardeen (Princeton, 1936)
      • John Robert Schrieffer (Illinois, 1957)
    • Joseph O. Hirschfelder (Princeton, 1936)
    • Conyers Herring (Princeton, 1937)
    • Edwin Thompson Jaynes (Princeton, 1948)
    • Marcos Moshinsky (Princeton, 1949)
    • Abner Shimony (Princeton, 1962)

Hideki Yukawa[edit]

  • Hideki Yukawa (Kyoto, 1938 under Kajuro Tamaki)
    • Donald R. Yennie
      • Stanley J. Brodsky (Minnesota, 1964)
        • Peter Lepage (Stanford, 1978)
        • Jonathan Sapirstein (Stanford, 1979)
      • Thomas W. Appelquist (Cornell, 1968)
        • J. Terrance Goldman (Harvard, 1973)
        • Michael Dine (Yale, 1978)
        • Anthony Carmine Longhitano (Yale, 1981)
        • Dimitra Karabali (Yale, 1986)
        • Piotr Karasinski (Yale, 1987)
        • Daniel Joseph Nash (Yale, 1989)
        • Tatsu Takeuchi (Yale, 1989)
        • Opher Shapira (Yale, 1990)
        • George Triantaphyllou (Yale, 1993)
        • Myckola Schwetz (Yale, 1997)
        • Zhiyong Duan (Yale, 2001)
        • Ho-Ung Yee (Yale, 2003)
        • Yang Bai (Yale, 2007)
      • Geoffey T. Bodwin (Cornell, 1978)
    • Masako Bando (Kyoto, 1966)

Classical lineages[edit]

The Max Planck, the Albert Einstein, the Lev Landau, and the Eugene Wigner academic lineages ultimately lead back to the Renaissance humanist Niccolò Leoniceno (an academic descendant of Paul of Venice).

The Arnold Sommerfeld genealogy leads to Felix Klein and then to Otto Mencke via Gauss and Gottfried Leibniz. The Leibniz heritage, however, is due to the premature death of Klein's advisor, Julius Plücker, which forced a second supervisor for the final examination, namely Rudolf Lipschitz.

The Enrico Fermi and the Friedrich Hasenöhrl academic genealogies lead to Jurij Vega.

The Max Born academic genealogy leads to Carl Friedrich Gauss and then on to Otto Mencke and ultimately to Friedrich Leibniz, Gottfried Leibniz's father. The Léon Van Hove lineage stems from the Gottfried Leibniz one as well.

Another advisor line in continental Europe descends from Gottfried Leibniz via Poisson, Lagrange, the Bernoullis, and Euler. The Gottfried Leibniz lineage proceeds from Regiomontanus who studied under Bessarion (a pupil of Gemistus Pletho) and Georg von Peuerbach (whose line descends from William of Ockham). (The Regiomontanus line also includes Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Johannes Kepler.)

The lineage of the two main American branches (the Henry Augustus Rowland branch and the Arthur Gordon Webster branch—see s.v.) proceeds via Hermann von Helmholtz from Herman Boerhaave who studied under Wolferdus Senguerdius [de] and Burchard de Volder. Senguerdius's branch proceeds from Guillaume Budé and Volder's branch proceeds from Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples; both Budé and Lefèvre were pupils of George Hermonymus (a pupil of Pletho). The Ralph H. Fowler lineage also stems from the Lefèvre line.

Isaac Barrow was influenced by the work of Vincenzo Viviani, an assistant of Galileo Galilei.

Continental physics[edit]

Erhard Weigel[edit]

  • Erhard Weigel (MA, Leipzig, 1650 under the physicist Philipp Müller [de] (Dr. phil. hab., Leipzig, 1652[36] under unknown supervisor))
    • Gottfried Leibniz (Erhard Weigel was Leibniz's academic advisor in mathematics (summer school, Jena, 1663); Leibniz was also advised by Jakob Thomasius (BA in philosophy, Leipzig, 1662 advisor), Bartholomäus Leonhard von Schwendendörffer [de] (Dr. jur., Altdorf, 1666 advisor), and Christiaan Huygens (mathematics and physics advisor); Leibniz was also MA in philosophy, Leipzig, 1664, LL.B., Leipzig, 1665, and Dr. phil. hab., Leipzig, 1666 under unknown supervisor; Leibniz was a colleague of Otto Mencke[37]see s.v.)
      • Jacob Bernoulli (distant—via mail; also influenced by Nicolas Malebranche; two doctorates: Theol. Dr., Basel, 1676 under Peter Werenfels and Dr. phil. hab., Basel, 1684 (advisor unknown))
        • Johann Bernoulli (Dr. med., Basel: published in 1690, submitted in 1694)
          • Leonhard Euler (PhD, Basel, 1726)
            • Joseph-Louis Lagrange (distant, via mail; also advised by Giovanni Battista Beccaria)
              • Siméon Poisson (diploma, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, 1800; also advised by Pierre-Simon Laplace)
                • Michel Chasles (diploma, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, 1814)
                  • Gaston Darboux (diploma, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1866)
                    • Émile Picard (PhD, Paris, 1877)
                      • Gaston Julia (PhD, Paris, 1917)
                        • Jacques Dixmier (PhD, Paris, 1949)
                          • Alain Connes (PhD, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1973)
                            • Georges Skandalis (PhD, University of Paris VI, Paris, 1986)
              • Joseph Fourier (diploma, École Normale Supérieure, year unknown)
                • Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (honorary doctorate, Bonn, 1827; also advised by Poisson)
                  • Leopold Kronecker (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1845; also advised by Johann Franz Encke, a student of Gauss—see s.v.)
                  • Rudolf Lipschitz (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1853)
                    • C. Felix Klein (Dr. phil., Bonn, 1868; also advised by Julius Plücker—see s.v.)

Otto Mencke[edit]

  • Otto Mencke (PhD, Leipzig, 1666 under Jakob Thomasius (MA, Leipzig, 1643), a disciple of Friedrich Leibniz (MA, Leipzig, 1622), the father or Gottfried Leibniz; Mencke was a colleague of Gottfried Leibniz[37]see s.v.)
    • Johann Christoph Wichmannshausen[37] (M.A., Leipzig, 1685)
      • Christian August Hausen[37] (M.A., Wittenberg, 1713)
        • Abraham Kästner[37] (Dr. phil. hab., Leipzig, 1739)
          • Georg Lichtenberg (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1765)
            • Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1800; also advised by Kästner)
          • Johann Tobias Mayer (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1773; also advised by Lichtenberg)
            • Enno Heeren Dirksen [nl] (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1820; also advised by Bernhard Friedrich Thibaut)
              • Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1825)
                • Otto Hesse (Dr. phil., Königsberg, 1840)
                  • Gustav Kirchhoff (Dr. phil., Königsberg, 1847)
                    • Max Noether (Dr. phil., Heidelberg, 1868)
                    • Loránd von Eötvös (Dr. phil., Heidelberg, 1870)
          • Johann Friedrich Pfaff (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1786)
            • Carl Friedrich Gauss (PhD, Helmstedt, 1799)
              • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (distant—via mail; honorary doctorate, Göttingen, 1810)
                • Heinrich Scherk (PhD, Berlin, 1823; also advised by Brandes)
                  • Ernst Kummer (PhD, Halle, 1831)
              • Christian Ludwig Gerling (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1812)
                • Julius Plücker (PhD, Marburg, 1823)
                  • C. Felix Klein (Dr. phil., Bonn, 1868; also advised by Rudolf Lipschitz—see s.v.—the last year)
                    • Ferdinand von Lindemann (PhD, 1873, Erlangen)
                      • Arnold Sommerfeld (Dr. phil., Königsberg, 1891; see s.v.)
                      • David Hilbert (Dr. phil., Königsberg, 1885)
                      • Martin Kutta (Dr. phil., Munich, 1900)
                      • Hermann Minkowski (Dr. phil., Königsberg, 1885; Minkowski was one of Albert Einstein's undergraduate teachers, see s.v.)
              • Christoph Gudermann (Lehrerexamen, Göttingen, 1823; honorary doctorate, Berlin, 1832)
                • Karl Weierstrass (honorary doctorate, Königsberg, 1854)
                  • Hermann Schwarz (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1864)
                    • Lipót Fejér (Dr. phil., Eötvös Loránd University, 1902 under unknown supervisor; pregraduate studies at Berlin under Hermann Schwarz)
                      • Marcel Riesz (Dr. phil., Eötvös Loránd University, 1912)
                        • Einar Hille (Dr. phil., Stockholm, 1918)
                          • Irving Segal (PhD, Yale, 1940)
                            • John C. Baez (PhD, MIT, 1986)
                  • Ferdinand Georg Frobenius (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1870)
                    • Issai Schur (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1901)
                      • Wilhelm Specht (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1932)
                        • Hermann Haken (Dr. rer. nat., Erlangen, 1951)
                          • Robert Graham (Dr. rer. nat., Stuttgart, 1969)
                            • Urs Schreiber (Dr. rer. nat., Duisburg-Essen, 2005)
                  • Carl Runge (Dr. phil., Berlin, 1880; also advised by Kummer)
                    • Max Born (Dr. phil., Göttingen, 1906; see s.v.)

British physics[edit]

Isaac Barrow[edit]

  • Isaac Barrow (MA, Cambridge, 1652 under James Duport; also mentored by Gilles Personne de Roberval and Vincenzo Viviani)
    • Isaac Newton (MA, Cambridge, 1668)
      • Roger Cotes (MA, Cambridge, 1706)
        • Robert Smith (MA, Cambridge, 1715)
          • Walter Taylor (MA, Cambridge, 1723)
            • Stephen Whisson (MA, Cambridge, 1742)
              • Thomas Postlethwaite (MA, Cambridge, 1756)
                • Thomas Jones (MA, Cambridge, 1782; co-mentor John Cranke (MA, Cambridge, 1774, mentor unknown))
                  • Adam Sedgwick (MA, Cambridge, 1811; co-mentor John Dawson)
                    • William Hopkins (MA, Cambridge, 1830)
                      • William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (BA, Cambridge, 1845)
                      • Peter Guthrie Tait (BA, Cambridge, 1852)
                      • George Gabriel Stokes (MA, Cambridge, 1841)
                      • Arthur Cayley (BA, Cambridge, 1842)
                        • Andrew Russell Forsyth (BA, Cambridge, 1881)
                          • Edmund Taylor Whittaker (BA, Cambridge, 1895)
                            • William Vallance Douglas Hodge (BA, Edinburgh, 1923)
                              • Michael Atiyah (PhD, Cambridge, 1955)
                                • Nigel James Hitchin (DPhil, Oxford, 1972; co-adv. Brian Steer)
                                • Edward Witten (PhD, Princeton (1976) under David J. Gross, see s.v.; post-doctoral studies in Harvard (1976–77) under Sidney Coleman—see s.v.—and Oxford (1977–78) under Michael Atiyah)
                                • Simon Donaldson (DPhil, Oxford, 1983; co-adv. Nigel James Hitchin)
                      • Francis Galton (MA, Cambridge, 1847)
                      • Isaac Todhunter (MA, Cambridge, 1848)
                      • James Clerk Maxwell (MA, Cambridge, 1854)
                        • Horace Lamb (BA, Cambridge, 1872)[38]
                        • George Chrystal (BA, Cambridge, 1875)
                      • Edward John Routh (MA, Cambridge, 1857; co-mentor Isaac Todhunter)
                        • George Darwin (MA, Cambridge, 1871)
                        • John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh (MA, Cambridge, 1868)
                          • Jagadish Chandra Bose (BA, Calcutta, 1879; BA, Cambridge, 1884; BSc, London, 1884; DSc, London, 1896; undergraduate studies at Cambridge under Lord Rayleigh)
                          • J. J. Thomson (BA, Cambridge, 1880; MA, Cambridge, 1883; co-mentor John Strutt)
                            • Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (BA, Cambridge, 1892)
                            • Ernest Rutherford (MA, New Zealand, 1893; DSc, New Zealand, 1901; graduate studies at Cambridge c. 1895)
                              • Edward Victor Appleton (MA, Cambridge, 1913; co-mentor J. J. Thomson)
                              • Henry DeWolf Smyth (PhD, Cambridge, 1923)
                                • Rubby Sherr (PhD, Princeton, 1938)
                                  • Charles Glashausser (PhD, Princeton, 1966)
                                    • Robert Kaita (PhD, Princeton)
                                      • Gregory Hammett (PhD, Princeton)
                                • Kenneth Bainbridge (PhD, Princeton, 1929)
                                  • Edward Mills Purcell (PhD, Harvard, 1938)
                                    • Nicolaas Bloembergen (PhD, Leiden, 1948; graduate studies at Harvard)
                                      • Peter Pershan (PhD, Harvard, 1960)
                                      • Yuen-Ron Shen (PhD, Harvard, 1963)
                                      • Eli Yablonovitch (PhD, Harvard, 1972)
                                    • George Pake (PhD, Harvard, 1948)
                                    • Charles Pence Slichter (PhD, Harvard, 1949)
                            • Owen Willans Richardson (ScD, University College London, 1904)
                              • Clinton Davisson (PhD, Princeton, 1911)
                              • Karl Taylor Compton (PhD, Princeton, 1912)
                                • John Quincy Stewart (PhD, Princeton, 1919)
                                • Philip M. Morse (PhD, Princeton, 1929)
                                • Carl Eckart (PhD, Princeton, 1925)
                            • Charles Glover Barkla (Liverpool alumnus. c. 1899; advanced studies at Cambridge)
                            • Francis William Aston (Birmingham alumnus. c. 1903; advanced studies at Cambridge)
                            • George Paget Thomson (Cambridge alumnus, c. 1914)
                              • Ishrat Hussain Usmani (PhD, Imperial College London, 1939)
                            • William Henry Bragg (MA, Cambridge, 1885)
                              • William Lawrence Bragg (MA, Cambridge, 1912)
                        • Alfred North Whitehead (MA, Cambridge, 1884)
                          • Arthur Eddington (MA, Cambridge, 1905)
                            • Hermann Bondi (MA, Cambridge, 1940)

Viennese physics[edit]

Jurij Vega[edit]

  • Jurij Vega (he graduated from the Lyceum of Ljubljana (Liceju v Ljubljani) in 1775; he studied under Gabriel Gruber)[39]
    • Ignaz Lindner [sl] (he studied under Jurij Vega)[39]
      • Andreas von Ettingshausen (he studied under Ignaz Lindner)[40]
        • Francesco Rossetti (Lehramtsprüfung, Vienna, 1857)
        • Josef Stefan (Dr. phil. hab., Vienna, 1858 under unknown adv.; post-doctoral studies under Andreas von Ettinghausen)
          • Ludwig Boltzmann (PhD, Vienna, 1866)
            • Paul Ehrenfest (PhD, Vienna, 1904)
              • George Uhlenbeck (PhD, Leiden, 1927)
              • Hendrik Casimir (PhD, Leiden, 1931)
        • Viktor von Lang (PhD, Giessen, 1859 under unknown adv.; he was appointed in 1865 to the chair of Andreas von Ettinghausen)[41]
          • Franz S. Exner (Dr. phil. hab., Vienna, 1872)
            • Friedrich Hasenöhrl (PhD, Vienna, 1896, see s.v.)
            • Marian Smoluchowski (PhD, Vienna, 1894)
            • Stefan Meyer (PhD, Vienna, 1886)
            • Felix Ehrenhaft (PhD, Vienna, 1903)
            • Lise Meitner (PhD, Vienna, 1905)
            • Karl Lark-Horovitz (PhD, Vienna, 1919)
        • Ernst Mach (PhD, Vienna, 1860)
          • Ottokar Tumlirz (PhD, Prague, 1879)
            • Arthur March (PhD, Innsbruck, 1913)
              • Fritz Sauter (PhD, Innsbruck, 1928)
                • Friedrich Bopp (PhD, Göttingen, 1937)
                  • Rudolf Haag (PhD, Munich, 1951)
                    • Huzihiro Araki (PhD, Princeton, 1960)
                    • Bert Schroer (PhD, Hamburg, 1963)
                    • Detlev Buchholz (PhD, Hamburg, 1972)
                    • Volker Enß [de] (PhD, Hamburg, 1974)
                    • Klaus Fredenhagen [de] (PhD, Hamburg, 1976)
                  • Klaus Samelson (PhD, Munich, 1951)
                  • Friedrich L. Bauer (PhD, Munich, 1952)
                • Herbert Kroemer (PhD, Göttingen, 1952)

See also[edit]


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Notes[edit]

  1. In most of Europe, all fields (history, philosophy, social sciences, mathematics and natural philosophy/natural sciences) other than theology, law, and medicine (the so-called professional, vocational, or technical curriculum) were traditionally known as philosophy (see Sooyoung Chang, Academic Genealogy of Mathematicians, World Scientific, 2010, p. 183).
  2. Note that there were no PhDs in Germany before the 1650s (when they gradually started substituting the MA as the highest academic degree; arguably one of the earliest German PhD holders is Erhard Weigel, 1652—see his academic lineage tree), in France before 1808 (when they gradually started substituting diplomas as the highest academic degree), in Russia before 1819 (when the Doktor Nauk degree, roughly equivalent to the PhD, gradually started substituting the specialist diploma, roughly equivalent to the MA, as the highest academic degree) and in 1917–1934, in the U.S. before 1861 (when they gradually started substituting MAs as the highest academic degree), in the UK before 1917 (when they gradually started substituting the MA as the highest academic degree), and in Italy before 1927 (when they gradually started substituting the Laurea as the highest academic degree); see Doctor of Philosophy: History and Doktor Nauk: History for further information.
  3. Straus began his early work on relativity with Einstein, but then continued his career with work in pure mathematics. Thus, his advisees were specialized in fields unrelated to theoretical physics.

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