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
The Tech - Obituary.
by Joseph P.S. Kung.
Math Genealogy Project.
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. Also as a
10 Lessons of an MIT Education.
Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before I Started Teaching Differential Equations.
Gian-Carlo Rota memorial article in the
Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
And a wonderful
of Rota's essays about mathematics and philosophy.
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