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Social Gratification: What’s your Erdos number?

Mathematicians seek social gratification:

Because of Paul Erdos prolific output, friends created the Erdos number as a humorous tribute; Erdos alone was assigned the Erdos number of 0 (for being himself), while his immediate collaborators could claim an Erdos number of 1, their collaborators have Erdos number at most 2, and so on. Some have estimated that 90% of the world’s active mathematicians have an Erdos number smaller than 8.

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