Ego play: My Erdős–Bacon number is 7, sort of

Paul Erdős was the most prolific publisher of mathematics papers (more than Euler). Much like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, mathematicians have an number to connect mathematicians to Erdős, as measured by paper co-authorship networks. It’s called the Erdős Number. I suppose, to be a purist, these connections should be via mathematical papers, but there’s a […]