This website shows a visualization of data provided by the mathematics genealogy project. It was designed for the submission to the graph drawing contest. The dataset contains 2277 mathematicians and information about their advisors and students.
We pre-processed the data to obtain a graph where the vertices represent researchers and directed edges specify the student-advisor relationships. The positioning of the nodes were computed using the Sugiyama implementation of dot. As levels, we assigned the year of graduation. For the researchers that did not graduate, we use the date a few years before the researcher has first supervised someone.
To structure and store our data, we use the json format.
For the interactive part of the visualization, we used javascript and d3. The visualization runs most fluently in Chrome, which is why we recommend this browser to explore the graph.