Gian-Carlo Rota was my Ph.D. thesis advisor. He was also a great mathematician, an inspiring teacher, and a good friend.
Here are some links to more information about Gian-Carlo Rota.
An entry in
Math Genealogy Project
The Tech - Obituary
of Rota's Ph.D. students
Rota memorial page by
Ten lessons I wish I had been taught
, from the lecture given by Rota at the Rotafest in 1996.
of Fine Hall at Princeton in the 1950s.
Gian-Carlo Rota memorial article in the
Notices of the American Mathematical Society
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