Magazine article ASEE Prism

Family You Can Count On

Magazine article ASEE Prism

Family You Can Count On

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RETIRED MINNESOTA STATE University-Mankato mathematics professor Harry B. Coonce has proven once again that nature abhors a vacuum. Four years ago, he started a small project that has blossomed into a massive online effort to list all the world's mathematicians. His reason for starting the Genealogy Project for Mathematicians? The information wasn't available anywhere else.

Coonce, 61, was at the Princeton University library reading the thesis of his academic advisor, Malcolm S. Robertson. Because it was not signed by Robertson's advisor, Coonce got to wondering who that person was, since he considered him to be his "grand-advisor." He eventually discovered that it was C. Einar Hille. But unearthing that nugget of information took more digging than Coonce thought necessary@ because there was no central clearinghouse. "The project just started to grow from there," he says. …

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