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|
|At St Andrews||Honorary students|
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.
Peter J. Cameron
24 June 2016