I was recently doing some reading on Wikipedia, and I noticed that if you go far enough though Isaac Newton's notable students' students' students. . . (and so on), eventually one was Augustus De Morgan's adviser, and one who was J.J. Thomson's adviser. There seems to be a great linkage between all of these famous scientists (and it begs the question: can good advisers create more good students, or do good students successfully get good advisors?). Are there any particularly interesting links between famous mathematicians or other scientists?
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