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Sydney Coleman (1937-2007) was a descendant of Gauss

  1. Nov 21, 2007 #1

    marcus

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    Sidney Coleman (1937-2007) was a descendant of Gauss

    Arivero informed us of this back in 2005, about the time a celebration for the much beloved and admired Sidney Coleman was held at Harvard---the "Sidneyfest". Attended by a who's who of Nobel laureates and the like.

    Anyway Arivero came up with a PhD advisor geneology for Coleman
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=500382&postcount=23

    that goes back to Carl Gauss.

    a great from a line of greats

    also very funny and nice, I'm led to believe, lot's of Sidney stories collected by Frank Wilczek's wife Betsy Devine
    betsydevine.com/blog/2007/11/20/our-friend-sidney-coleman-has-left-the-planet/#comments
    more comments at Peter Woit's blog
    http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=620#comments

    maybe someone wants to give a link

    ====EDIT TO REPLY TO NEXT TWO====

    Robphy, thanks for pointing out :blushing: I corrected the post but the booboo is still on the index page (I can't fix things there)

    Iblis, how can one trace PhD advisors back to Galileo?
    I'm curious. I didn't know people wrote PhD dissertations back in Galileo's time
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2007 #2

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
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    You can make a link to Galileo this way. :rofl:
     
  5. Nov 22, 2007 #4

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    for galileo one could tell Viviani.
     
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