Many thanks to my academic siblings (Mark Corner) and uncles (Rajesh Balan, Jason Flinn, and Dushyanth Narayanan) as well as

Mike Trick and

Anna Nagurney for tracing our genealogy past Newton and Galileo to Tartaglia.

**Landon Cox** | University of Michigan (Computer Science), Advisor *Brian Noble***Brian Noble** | Carnegie Mellon University (Computer Science), Advisor *Mahadev Satyanarayanan***Mahadev Satyanarayanan** | Carnegie Mellon University (Computer Science), Advisors *William Wulf and George Robertson***William Wulf** | University of Virginia (Computer Science), Advisor *Alan Baston***Alan Baston** | Birmingham (Physics), Advisor *Len Riddiford***Len Riddiford** | Birmingham (Physics), Advisor *Sir Mark Oliphant ***Sir Mark Oliphant** | University of Cambridge (Physics), Advisor *Ernest Rutherford***Ernest Rutherford** | University of Cambridge (Physics), Advisor *Joseph J. Thomson***Joseph J. Thomson** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *Edward J. Routh***Edward J. Routh** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *William Hopkins***William Hopkins** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *Adam Sedgwick***Adam Sedgwick** | University of Cambridge (Geology), Advisors *Thomas Jones and John Dawson***Thomas Jones** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisors *John Cranke and Thomas Postlethwaite***John Cranke **| University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *Thomas Postlethwaite***Thomas Postlethwaite** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisors *Stephen Whisson and Walter Taylor***Walter Taylor** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *Robert Smith***Robert Smith** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *Robert Cotes***Robert Cotes** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor *Sir Isaac Newton* **Sir Isaac Newton** | University of Cambridge (Mathematics), Advisor* Isaac Barrow***Isaac Barrow** | University of Cambridge (Classics), Advisor* James Duport* , but trained in mathematics in Florence with *Vincenzio Viviani ***Vincenzio Viviani** | University of Pisa, Advisor *Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei***Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei** | University of Padua, Advisor *Ostilio Ricci***Ostilio Ricci** | Disegno Academy, Advisor *Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia***Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia** | Brescia