ERDÖS-BACON
NUMBER

A person's
Erdös number indicates their distance from mathematician
Paul Erdös in a network where ties indicate co-authorship
of a paper. For example, someone who wrote a paper with
Paul Erdös has an Erdös number of 1; Someone who
wrote a paper with someone who wrote a paper with Paul
Erdös has an Erdös number of 2; and so on. For
more information on Erdös numbers, and to find your own,
visit: The Erdös
Number Project.

Similarly, a person's Bacon number indicates their distance from actor Kevin Bacon in a network where ties indicate co-acting in a movie. For example, someone who acted in a movie with Kevin Bacon has a Bacon number of 1; someone who acted in a movie with someone who acted in a movie with Kevin Bacon has a Bacon number of 2; and so on. For more information on Bacon Numbers, and to find your own, visit: The Oracle of Bacon.

I have an Erdös Number of 5:

I wrote a paper with Marc Atkins, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with Robert Gibbons, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with David Cox, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with Samuel Taylor, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with Paul Erdös. [LINK]

I have a Bacon Number of 3:

I acted alongside George Clooney in Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)*,

who acted alongside James Rosin in One Fine Day (1996),

who acted alongside Kevin Bacon in Sleepers (1996).

Combining these two numbers, I have an Erdös-Bacon Number of 8.

* This is, admittedly, a weak link. The closing scene, in which the protagonist drives off into the sunset, was filmed at Seaport Village in San Diego, CA. On a family vacation at the time, I was in the crowd of people that can be seen waving goodbye.

Similarly, a person's Bacon number indicates their distance from actor Kevin Bacon in a network where ties indicate co-acting in a movie. For example, someone who acted in a movie with Kevin Bacon has a Bacon number of 1; someone who acted in a movie with someone who acted in a movie with Kevin Bacon has a Bacon number of 2; and so on. For more information on Bacon Numbers, and to find your own, visit: The Oracle of Bacon.

I have an Erdös Number of 5:

I wrote a paper with Marc Atkins, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with Robert Gibbons, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with David Cox, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with Samuel Taylor, [LINK]

who wrote a paper with Paul Erdös. [LINK]

I have a Bacon Number of 3:

I acted alongside George Clooney in Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)*,

who acted alongside James Rosin in One Fine Day (1996),

who acted alongside Kevin Bacon in Sleepers (1996).

Combining these two numbers, I have an Erdös-Bacon Number of 8.

* This is, admittedly, a weak link. The closing scene, in which the protagonist drives off into the sunset, was filmed at Seaport Village in San Diego, CA. On a family vacation at the time, I was in the crowd of people that can be seen waving goodbye.