# What is my Erdos Bacon Number?

## What is my Erdos Bacon Number?

A person’s Erdős–Bacon number is the sum of one’s Erdős number—which measures the “collaborative distance” in authoring academic papers between that person and Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős—and one’s Bacon number—which represents the number of links, through roles in films, by which the person is separated from …

Who was Paul Erdos?

Paul Erdős, (born March 26, 1913, Budapest, Hungary—died September 20, 1996, Warsaw, Poland), Hungarian “freelance” mathematician (known for his work in number theory and combinatorics) and legendary eccentric who was arguably the most prolific mathematician of the 20th century, in terms of both the number of problems …

Who has the lowest Bacon Number?

Bacon numbers

• Kevin Bacon himself has a Bacon number of 0.
• Those actors who have worked directly with Kevin Bacon have a Bacon number of 1.
• If the lowest Bacon number of any actor with whom X has appeared in any movie is N, X’s Bacon number is N+1.

### Who has the lowest Erdős number?

The lowest Erdos Number — zero — belongs to Erdos himself. The 511 mathematicians who collaborated directly with him have an Erdos Number of 1. Those who collaborated with those collaborators have a 2, while those who collaborated with the people who collaborated with the people who collaborated with Erdos have a 3.

Where is Paul Erdos buried?

Kozma Street Cemetery, Budapest, Hungary
Paul Erdős/Place of burial

Who has the lowest Bacon number?

## Is there such a thing as an Erdos Bacon number?

To have a defined Erdős–Bacon number, it is necessary to have both appeared in a film and co-authored an academic paper, although this in and of itself is not sufficient. Mathematicians Daniel Kleitman and Bruce Reznick have Erdős–Bacon numbers of 3, which is the lowest among scientists.

What was Kevin Bacon’s Erdos number in Patriots Day?

He co-authored a peer-reviewed paper on Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing, giving him an Erdős number of 3, and was cast alongside Kevin Bacon in Patriots Day, giving him a Bacon number of 1. Actor Misha Collins, who plays Castiel on Supernatural, has an Erdős–Bacon number of 6.

What was Richard Feynman’s Erdos number for Bacon?

Physicist Richard Feynman has an Erdős number of 3, and a Bacon number of 3, having appeared in the film Anti-Clock alongside Tony Tang. Geneticist Jonathan Pritchard appeared in the 1998 movie Without Limits which gives him a Bacon number of 2. Pritchard has an Erdős number of 4 thus giving him an Erdős–Bacon number of 6.

### What is the minimal Erdos number of Erdos?

By definition, Erdős has an Erdős number of 0. Everyone who has co-written a mathematical paper with Erdős has an Erdős number of 1. Everyone who collaborated with them (but not Erdős himself) is assigned an Erdős number of 2. In general, if k is the minimal Erdős number of all the people you’ve written papers with, your Erdős number is k + 1.