Academic Family Tree

Sunday, lonAD, 12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Hall B
Academic Family Tree

Since 2012, an academic 'family tree' or lineage of tropical meteorology has been broadened and expanded to all of atmospheric science and its very diverse roots. The tree now has nearly 6,000 people in it and, using connections provided by the separate Mathematics Genealogy Project, extends backward to the 1300s and 1400s. The AMS has generously offered to project the tree to large size using an HD projector at the 100th AMS Centennial meeting in Boston this upcoming January. There will be the ability to add yourself to the tree if you are not already in it at the conference. However, some of you may wish to add yourself in the coming few months so you are already in the searchable tree when it is projected.


You can find more about this project and how to add yourself at the project main’s website:


One of the links there includes a list of all nearly 6000 names already in the tree so you can determine if you were already added (either by yourself years ago, a 'parent' or 'child', or by the two of us as we have been filling gaps in the tree over the years:


The link for how to add yourself to the tree (if you are not already in it) is at:


The Family Tree will be on display during poster hall hours beginning Sunday, January 12th at 8:30 AM, as listed below.

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020, 12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.