I have an Erdos number of 5!

Paul Erdos (1913-1996)

People may have heard of the “six degrees of Kevin Bacon“, related to the idea of six degrees of separation, where it was posited that any Hollywood actor could be linked to Kevin Bacon by six or fewer relationships (e.g. by virtue of having shared co-stars, etc).  This theory of networks is fascinating in its own right, due to the uneven connectedness of nodes (people) within a given network.  Not to be outdone, scientists have their own “centre of the universe” and that person is Paul Erdös (1913-1996).  Read More »