Here is a list of some hikes I have been on in the last few years.
● Erdös Numbers
Compute your own Erdös number. The easiest way seems to be to use the AMS site and use the "Collaboration Distance Tool".
Mine is either 3 or 4.
3 is via the path Paul Erdös--Michael Saks--Jason Hartline--Uday Rajan. The Erdos1 file at Oakland University lists Michael Saks as a co-author of Erdös, and Jason Hartline as a co-author of Saks, and since I have a paper with Hartline, that should imply my Erdös number is 3. The AMS Collaboration Distance Tool has me at 4, however.
4 is via several paths (yes, OK, I confess---it's one paper with Chawla, Ravi, and Sinha that gives rise to all of the paths).
Paul Erdös--Nathan Linial--Robert Krauthgamer--Shuchi Chawla--Uday Rajan
Paul Erdös--László Lovász--Ravi Sundaram--R. Ravi--Uday Rajan
Paul Erdös--Michel-Marie Deza--Anupam Gupta--Amitabh Sinha--Uday Rajan
Cricinfo : (check out the profile on
Neville Cardus on Frank Woolley:
Possibly the best piece of cricket writing ever.
More Cardus excerpts: Cardus reported on both cricket and music for the Manchester Guardian, and it shows in his writing.
: Everest pioneer.
Sancho Panza: Just an ordinary person.
Oxford English Dictionary: Word of the day
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