...the preliminary work has already been done. Brian Greene, for instance, has an Erdös number of 3, and a Bacon number of 2. Thus, my proposed conversion function (allowing edges in the unified Bacon-Erdös graph to represent two people either appearing together in a movie or coauthoring a paper) is as follows:
Finding: an actor with a Bacon number of N has, at most, a Baconized Erdös number of N+5. Similarly, an academic with an Erdös number of M has, at most, an Erdösinated Bacon number of M + 5.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Benjamin Rosenbaum (via BoingBoing) develops a theory of Bacon-Erdös numbers:
Posted by Suresh Venkatasubramanian at 9/14/2004 01:39:00 PM