This is the beginning stage of a Berkeley Academic Genealogy.

Notes:

  1. The format of this wiki is somewhat limiting:
  2. Current and former Berkeley faculty members appear in blue boxes.
  3. If PhD was received from Berkeley, only a year is cited after name; otherwise (year; university).
  4. Boxes cannot span rows, so this can cause some formatting headaches.
  5. Some students were co-advised; if formatting prevents an easy display, then the student is listed twice, once under each advisor.
  6. Branches stop at either Berkeley PhD students or Berkeley faculty members; students of Berkeley PhD students (who didn't somehow spawn a Berkeley faculty member) are not included.
  7. Complete student lists are only included for current and former Berkeley faculty members and only students who received their PhDs from Berkeley are included.
  8. This whole thing would be more easily assembled in HTML. Someday. Maybe.


Andrew Siemion (2012)
Peter Williams (2011)
Joshua Bloom (2002; Caltech)
John A. Williams (1962)
Peter Conti (1962)
K. S. Krishna-Swamy (1965)
Geoff Bower (1997) Roger S. Foster III (1990)
Jonathan M. Marr (1990)
Shauna Sallmen (1998)
Andrea Lommen (2001)
Shrinivas Kulkarni (1984) Priscilla Frisch (1977)
Thomas H. Troland (1980)
You-Hua Chu (1981)
Mike Fich (1983)
Bon-Chul Koo (1990)
Bill Reach (1991)
Peter McCullough (1993)
Fen Tamanaha (1995)
Julia Kregenow (2007)
Joshua Goldston Peek (2009)
Katherine Alatalo (2012)
Lennox Cowie (1976)
Julian Krolik (1977)
Stephen Reynolds (1980)
Steven Balbus (1981)
Dave van Buren (1983)
David Chernoff (1985)
Frank Bertoldi (1989)
Bon-Chul Koo (1990)
John Holliman, II (1995)
Carl Romanik, Jr. (1996)
J. Kelly Truelove (1997)
Christopher Matzner (1999)
Jonathan Tan (2001)
Robert Fisher (2002)
Robert Crockett (2005)
Mark Krumholz (2005)
Sukanya Chakrabarti (2005)
George Wallerstein (1958; Caltech) Don Backer (1971; Cornell) Carl Heiles (1966; Princeton) Chris McKee (1970) Manuel Peimbert (1967)
Donald Goldsmith (1969)
Sanford A. Kellman (1970)
P.A. Aannestad (1972)
Susan Ames (1972)
P. Meszaros (1972)
Paul Woodward (1973)
John B. Hutchins (1974)
C.-M. Leung (1975)
Telemachos Mouschovias (1975)
W.L. Brown (1976)
Richard Knacke (1969)
Sylvia Torres-Peimbert (1969)
Gary L. Grasdalen (1972)
Luis Carrasco (1973)
Richard Treffers (1973)
Robert F. Landau (1975)
S.E. Prata (1968)
C.P. Wilson (1973)
C.J. Peterson (1975)
F. Schweizer (1975)
L.-T.G. Chiu (1978)
R.G. Kron (1978)
J. Retterer (1980)
K.G. Brooks (1981)
D. Koo (1981)
R.D. Mathieu (1983)
L. Schweizer (1984)
L. Aguilar (1985)
L. Schipper (1985)
Jesse Greenstein (1937; Harvard) Frank Drake (1958; Harvard) George Field (1955; Princeton) John A. Gaustad (1962; Princeton)
Ivan R. King (1952; Harvard) Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1925; Harvard) Lyman Spitzer, Jr. (1938; Princeton)
Harlow Shapley (1913; Princeton)
Henry Norris Russell (1900; Princeton)
Charles Augustus Young (no Ph.D.)



Jason Wright (2006)
John Johnson (2007)
Michael Fitzgerald (2007)
Geoff Marcy (1982; UC Santa Cruz)
David D. Cudaback (1962) Ashley Cunningham (1966)
W. Miller Goss (1967)
Brian T. O'Leary (1967)
Barry E. Turner (1967)
Paul L. Baker (1971)
Robert M. Sills (1981)
(research adviser)
George Herbig (1948)
(thesis adviser)
Steve Vogt (1978; Texas)
Harold Weaver (1942) Robert Tull (1963; Michigan)
(thesis adviser)
Robert J. Trumpler (1910; Göttingen)
(research adviser)
Walter Baade (1919; Göttingen)
Dean B. McLaughlin (19??; Michigan) Paul W. Hodge (1960; Harvard)
Leopold Ambronn Johannes Hartmann (1891; Leipzig) Ralph H. Curtiss (1905) Fred L. Whipple (1931)
Armin O. Leuschner (1897; Berlin)



Matt Richter (1995)
Rosa Gonzalez (1996)
Nancy Levenson (1997)
Michael Liu (2000)
Andrea Gilbert (2002)
James Lloyd (2002)
Nate McCrady (2005)
Marshall Perrin (2006)
Michael Fitzgerald (2007)
James Graham (1985; Imperial College London)
Peter Meikle (Imperial College London)
Ronald Drever (Glasgow)
Samuel Curran (Glasgow & Cambridge)
Philip Dee (Cambridge)
C.T.R. Wilson (Cambridge)



Victor Galindo (1964)
David Buhl (1967)
Gerard Thomas Wrixton (1969)
Gayle Fred Miner (1969)
John Daniel Gray Rather (1970)
Michael Allen Jannsen (1972)
Richard Edwin Hills (1973)
Leslie Morris Golden (1977)
John William Dreher (1978)
James Richard Forster (1978)
Stuart N. Vogel (1983)
Jean Lewin Turner (1984)
Gary Anthony Fuller (1989)
Patricia Carral-Davila (1989)
Xiaolei Zhang (1992)
John Eric Carlstrom (1989)
David James Wilner (1993)
Mario Tafalla (1993)
Margaret Meixner (1993)
Svetlana Zivanovic (1993)
Niranjan Thatte (1993)
Jonathan Peter Williams (1994)
Theodore Tsu-Sheng Yu (1997)
Zodiac Tracey Webster (2002)
James Lionel Gibson (2002)
Huei-Ru Vivien Chen (2004)
Jonathan Swift (2006)
Wm. Jack Welch (1960)
Victor Rumsey (Cambridge)


Josh E. Barnes (1984)
S. George Djorgovski (1985)
Norbert Jeske (1986)
Avery Meiksin (1988)
Kate Ebneter (1989)
Michael A. Strauss (1989)
K. Fisher (1992)
Frank Summers (1993)
David Schlegel (1995)
Lexi Moustakas (1998)
Doug Finkbeiner (1999)
Jeff Newman (2000)
Evan Scannapieco (2001)
Alison Coil (2004)
Renbin Yan (2007)
Michael Cooper (2007)
Brian Gerke (2007)
Marc Davis (Princeton)
Dave Wilkinson (Michigan)
H. Richard Crane (Caltech)


Joe Shields (1991)
Michael Richmond (1992)
Luis Ho (1995)
Aaron Barth (1998)
Tom Matheson (2000)
Doug Leonard (2000)
Ryan Foley (2008)
Ryan Chornock (2009)
Alex Filippenko (1984; Caltech)
Wal Sargent (1959; Manchester University)
Franz D. Kahn (1950; Balliol College, Oxford)
Sydney Chapman (1910; Cambridge)
G. H. Hardy (1903; Cambridge)
E. T. Whitaker (1899; Cambridge) A. E. H. Love (1889; Cambridge)


Tony H. Wong (2000)
Erik Rosolowsky (2005)
Joshua D. Simon (2005)
Adam K. Leroy (2006)
Evan S. Levine (2007)
Leo Blitz (1978; Columbia) Richard Plambeck (1978)
Neal A, Erickson (1979)
Patrick Thaddeus (1960; Columbia) Raymond Y. Chiao (1965; M.I.T.) J.Z. Holtz (1971)
Neal J. Evans II (1973)
Tom Geballe (1974)
Paul Goldsmith (1975)
M. Johnson (1975)
A. Cheung (1976)
M. Chui (1976)
H. Smith (1976)
E. Wollman (1976)
A. Betz (1977)
R. Boyd (1977)
L. Greenberg (1977)
D. Matsakis (1978)
John Lacy (1979)
E. Sutton (1979)
S. Beck (1981)
D. Watson (1983)
A. Bloemhof (1984)
E. Serabyn (1984)
R. Das (1985)
J. Ottusch (1985)
S. Gaster (1985)
A. Manucci (1989)
P.A. Jaminet (1992)
Charles Hard Townes (1939; Caltech/NP 1964)
William R. Smythe (1921; Chicago)
Henry G. Gale (1899; Chicago)
Michelson, Millikan, or Charles Riborg Mann?


R.F. Wing (1967)
B.J. Taylor (1969)
H.E. Smith (1974)
M.I. Raff (1976)
J.W. Leibert (1977)
G. Bruzual (1981)
J.R. Stauffer (1981)
P. McCarthy (1988)
Mark Dickinson (1993)
Michael Brown (1994)
Arjun Dey (1994)
Daniel Stern (1999)
Curt Manning (2002)
Steven A. Dawson (2005)
Hyron Spinrad (1961)
Nicholas U. Mayall (1934) Albert Whitford (1932; Wisconsin)
William H. Wright (1893) Harrison S. Mendenhall (1929) Julian Mack


W.L. Brown (1976)
L.S. Anderson (1977)
W.M. Fawley (1978)
J.J. Barnard (1984)
A.I. Zachary (1987)
D.J. Burnard (1989)
D. Whittum (1990)
Y. Gallant (1993)
Johann Hibschman (2001)
Anatoly Spitkovsky (2002)
Jonathan Arons (1970; Harvard)
Dick McCray (1967; UCLA) Eugene Chiang (2000; Caltech)
Peter Goldreich (1963; Cornell)
Thomas Gold (no Ph.D.)


Scott Bolton (1991)
David L. Mitchell (1993)
Mike Brown (1994)
Adriana Silva (1995)
Chyng Liang (2001)
Henry Roe (2002)
Imke de Pater (1980; Leiden)
John Dickel (1964; Michigan) Harry van der Laan




Paul Kalas (1996; Hawai`i)
David Jewitt (1983; Caltech)
James A. Westphal


Frank Bertoldi (1989)
John Holliman, II (1995)
Kelly Truelove (1997)
Robert Fisher (2002)
Mark Krumholz (2005)
Robert Crockett (2005)
Richard Klein (1974; Brandeis/Harvard)
Robert Stein Wolfgang Kalfofen


Joseph M. Converse (2010)
Steven W. Stahler (1980)
Frank H. Shu (1968; Harvard)
Chia-Ch`iao Lin (1944; Caltech)
Theodore von Kármán (1908; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Ludwig Prandtl (1899; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
August Föppl (Universität Stuttgart)
Christian Otto Mohr (no Ph.D.)


Winston Teitler (1976)
R.P. Henke (1979)
Leland E. Cunningham (1946; Harvard)
Shapley or Whipple ??


William L. Holzapfel (1996) M.J. Devlin (1993)
J.J. Bock (1994)
T.M. Wilbanks (1994)
P. Mauskopf (1997)
Andrew E. Lange (1987) John C. Mather (1974/NP 2006)
Dave Woody (1975)
J. Bonomo (1983)
W.R. McGrath (1985)
J. Peterson (1985)
G. Bernstein (1989)
M. Fischer (1991)
C.A. Mears (1991)
M. Nahum (1992)
A. Klapp (1994)
Paul L. Richards (1960)


Shane Burns (1985)
Peter Friedman (1986)
Saul Perlmutter (1986)
P.R. Meinhold (1990)
Tim P. Sasseen (1990)
Heidi Newberg (1992)
C.K. Smith (1995)
A.G. Kim (1996)
Richard A. Muller (1969)


Gibor S. Basri (1979; Boulder)
Jeffrey L. Linsky (1968; Harvard)



Julia Kregenow (2007)
Jerry Edelstein (1992) Eric Korpela (1997)
Chorng-Yuan Hwang (1996)
Jeffrey Willick (1991)
Mark Hurwitz (1990)
James Green (1989)
Simon Labov (1988)
David Finley (1988)
Patrick Jelinsky (1988)
Jay Bixler (1988)
Christopher Martin (1987)
Randy Kimble (1983)
Peter Jakobsen (1983)
Supriya Chakrabarti (1982)
Gail Reichert (1982)
Frederick Walter (1981)
Steven Kahn (1980)
John Thorstensen (1980)
Roger F. Malina (1979)
Jay Freeman (1979)
Webster Cash (1978)
Robert Stern (1978)
Jay Holberg (1975)
Arthur Davidsen (1975)
Patrick Henry (1975)
Bruce Margon (1973)
Francesco Paresce (1973)
Shailendra Kumar (1973)
John Mack (1970)
Charles Stuart Bowyer (1965; Catholic University of America)
James Gerard Brennan (1952; U. Wisconsin, Madison) Karl Hertzfeld (1914; Vienna) Herbert Friedman (1940; Johns Hopkins)
Robert Green Sachs (1939; Johns Hopkins) Joyce Alvin Bearden
Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1931; Göttingen/NP 1963) Edward Teller (1930; Leipzig)
Max Born (1907; Göttingen/NP 1954) Werner Karl Heisenberg (1923; München)
Carl David Tolmé Runge (1880; Berlin) Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld (1891; Königsberg) Friedrich Hasenöhrl
Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass (1854; Königsberg (Honorary)) Ferdinand von Lindemann (1873; Erlangen-Nürnberg) Franz S. Exner (1871; Vienna)
Christoph Gudermann (informal adviser) C. Felix Klein (1868; Bonn) August Kundt (1864; Berlin)
Julius Plücker (1823; Marburg) Rudolf Lipschitz (1853; Berlin) Heinrich Gustav Magnus
Christian Gerling (1812; Göttingen) Martin Ohm (1811; Erlangen-Nürnberg) Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet (1827; Bonn) Eilhard Mitscherlich (Berlin)
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1799; Helmstedt) Karl Christian von Langsdorf (1781; Erfurt) Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier Simeon Denis Poisson (École Polytechnique) Friedrich Stromeyer (1800; Göttingen)
Johann Friedrich Pfaff (1786; Göttingen) Joseph Louis Lagrange (no degree) Louis Nicolas Vauquelin Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1769; Tübingen)
Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (1739; Leipzig) Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (1742; Tübingen)
Christian August Hausen (1713; Halle-Wittenberg) Burchard Mauchart (1722; Tübingen)
Johann Christoph Wichmannshausen (1685; Leipzig) Elias Rudolph Camerarius Jr. (1691; Tübingen)
Otto Mencke (1665,1666; Leipzig) Elias Rudolph Camerarius Sr. (1663; Tübingen)


S.M. Lea (1974)
Jill C. Tarter (1975)
T. Weaver (1975)
S. Weinberg (1975)
J.K. Hill (1976)
J. McClelland (1978)
M. Wilson (1981)
J. Negroponte (1982)
T. Takahashi (1983)
A. Stebbins (1987)
S. Veeraraghavan (1989)
J. Bartlett (1992)
Max Tegmark (1994)
W. Hu (1995)
E. Bunn (1996)
Joseph Silk (Harvard)


Chris Vale (2005)
Alexia Schulz (2007; Harvard)
Andrew Wetzel (2010)
Martin White (1992; Yale)
Lawrence Krauss (1982; M.I.T.)
Roscoe Giles (1975; Stanford)


George Smoot (1970; M.I.T./NP 2006)
David Henry Frisch (1947; MIT)
Victor Frederick Weisskopf (1931; Göttingen)
Eugene Paul Wigner (1925; Technische Hochschule Berlin/NP 1963) Max Born (1907; Göttingen/NP 1954)
Michael Polanyi (1917; Budapest) Carl David Tolmé Runge (1880; Berlin)
Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass (1854; Königsberg (Honorary))
Christoph Gudermann (informal adviser)


Steven Boggs (1998)
Robert Lin (1967)
Kinsey Anderson (Minnesota, 1955)


Missing Branches
Current Astronomy Faculty Former Astronomy Faculty Non-Astronomy Faculty
John (Jack) C. Brandt
Russell Tracy Crawford (1901; 1st Berkeley Astronomy PhD)
Sturla Einarsson (1913)
Louis G. Henyey (1937; Chicago)
Richard W. Mitchie (1960; Princeton; see below)
C. Robert O'Dell (1962; U Wisconsin; assist. prof 1963-64; currently at Vanderbilt)
Otto Struve (1923; Chicago)
Reinhard Genzel (1978; Bonn)
P. Buford Price (1958; Virginia)
Bernard Sadoulet (1971; Paris-Orsay University)
Charles Townes

Mitchie's adviser said to be either van Wyck or Spitzer. Spitzer's adviser Henry Norris Russell.

Roger Lynds and Harold McNamara may have been faculty.



UC Berkeley In Memoriam Series:

Berkeley Astronomy:
Russell Tracy Crawford
Leland Erskin Cunningham
Donald C. Backer
Sturla Einarsson
Louis George Henyey
Armin Otto Leuschner
William Ferdinand Meyer
Joseph Haines Moore
Otto Struve
Robert Julius Trumpler