The Man Who Loved Only Number
November 18, 2003 2:36 AM Subscribe
(pronounced Air-Dersh) was the most prolific mathematician of all time. He wrote almost 1500 papers with many others, leading to the creation of the Erdös number
, connecting mathematicians to each other by way of their co-authored papers. Even a horse
has an Erdös number of 3. He also had his own language
- if a person had "left", they had died, but if they had "died", they had stopped doing mathematics.