Historical records matching Gilbert A. Bliss
About Gilbert A. Bliss
Was the original profile meant to be a joke?
The Proper place for this is the Mathematics Genealogy Project and Gilbert Ames Bliss listing is at [http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=5699] and Lawrence Graves was his most productive student in terms of student production, followed by Edward McShane. Currently, Gilbert Bliss has 54 students and 699 student descendants, according to the MGP site. Including my colleague Louis Legendre Pennisi at UI Chicago; I took over most of Calculus of Variations course and other courses when.he retired.
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Gilbert A. Bliss was Chairman of the Mathematics Department at the University of Chicago (1927-1941) and was known as the leading American authority on the Calculus of Variations.
He was a descendant of Thomas Bliss of Rehoboth, Massachusetts (1588-1647).
Floyd Bliss Hanson Past Visiting Professor of Financial Mathematics at the University of Chicago and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Universtity of Illinois, Chicago. Also, a direct descendant of Thomas Bliss of Hartford, Connecticut (1590-16510) and "uncertain cousin" of the brothers Thomas Bliss of Rehoboth and George Bliss of Newport, Rhode Island (1591-1667).