Roland Bulirsch supervised many PhD. theses, so it is no surprise that he has a lot of descendants which themselves have descendants and so on. Currently, the fourth generation is starting to evolve.According to The Mathematics Genealogy Project (http://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/) Bulirsch has supervised 44 students and 199 descendants (as of May 2007). A descendant is defined as a student who has Roland Bulirsch either as first or second advisor of her/his PhD. thesis.
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