Students

Peter Cameron's students

Here is a list of people who have completed a D.Phil. or Ph.D. under my supervision.

At Oxford University At Queen Mary, London
  • Robert E. Peile (1979)
  • J. M. J. Buczak (1980)
  • Eric S. Lander (1981)
  • Albert L. Wells, Jr. (1982)
  • H. Dugald Macpherson (1983)
  • Sarah E. Rees (1983)
  • David N. Teague (1984)
  • David Lischka (1985)
  • Tim J. Penttila (1985)
  • David A. Cohen (1985)
  • Jacinta Covington (1986)
  • John P. McSorley (1986)
  • Tracey Maund (1987)
  • Mark Whelan (1988)
  • Liam Halpenny (1989)
  • Philip A. Stokes (1990)
  • Thomas Bending (1993)
  • Cleide Martins (1994)
  • Sarah L. Gasquoine (1996)
  • Alexis Andreou (1999)
  • Savas Pipinos (2000)
  • Fuad Shareef (2001)
  • Colva Roney-Dougal (2001)
  • Carrie Rutherford (2001)
  • Michael Giudici (2001)
  • Julian Gilbey (2002)
  • Sam Tarzi (2003)
  • Pablo Spiga (2004)
  • Cheng Yeaw Ku (2005)
  • Robert Bailey (2006)
  • Jason Rudd (2008)
  • Deborah Lockett (2008)
  • Josephine Kusuma (2009)
  • Emil Vaughan (2010)
  • Fatma Al-Kharoosi (2011)
  • Federico Montecalvo (2012)
  • Andrew Drizen (2013)
  • Aylin Cakiroglu (2013)
  • Adam Bohn (2014)

At St Andrews Honorary students
  • Artur Schaefer (2016)
  • Neil J. Calkin (Waterloo 1988)
  • Francesca Merola (Palermo 1999)
  • Daniele A. Gewurz (Roma 1999)
  • Constantinos Papadopoulos (Queen Mary 1999)
  • Sònia P. Mansilla (UPC Barcelona 2001)
  • Thomas Britz (Aarhus 2002)
  • Evangelos Melas (Queen Mary 2002)
  • Abigail Kirk (Queen Mary 2004)
  • Taoyang Wu (Queen Mary 2009)
  • Robert Schumacher (City 2015)

Current student: Mohammed Aljohani.

The Mathematics Genealogy Project website currently lists 84 of my mathematical descendants. Pictures of some of them are available in my picture gallery. (Eric Lander has had quite a few students, but it seems that only two are classified as mathematicians!)

My academic father is Peter M. Neumann. I was awarded the D.Phil. degree by Oxford University in 1971; my thesis was called "Structure of suborbits in some primitive permutation groups". My grandfather is Graham Higman, and my great-grandfather Henry Whitehead. The sequence continues back to O. Veblen, E. H. Moore, H. A. Newton, M. Chasles, S. D. Poisson, and J.-L. Lagrange. The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive describes Lagrange as "largely self-taught", but the Mathematics Genealogy Project, after making the statement

"No dissertation, no advisor, but we show a link to Euler to show a connection in our intellectual heritage"
continues the sequence back through Leonhard Euler, Johann Bernoulli, Jacob Bernoulli, and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, to Erhard Weigel (who has more than 70000 descendants: for the current figure, see here).

Note added 8 June 2010: The MGP has added a lot more entries and links to its database for mediaeval and renaissance mathematicians. Allowing multiple supervisors, I now have many lines of descent, and my ancestry includes such luminaries as Luca Pacioli and Nicolaus Copernicus.

Here is a picture of me with Peter Neumann and many of my students, taken at Ambleside in August 2007.

August 2007

Peter J. Cameron
24 June 2016