Some Erdös Stories
Erdös wrote many letters. Here are some
samples.
A short
Erdös biography
written by Erdos.
A humorous
letter
from Erdös to Ron (as Mr. Chung) and Fan in 1984.
It happens to the best of us! Erdös got a
rejection letter.
(Other unrelated but funny
rejection
letters
.)
An Erdös story by
Richard Stanley.
.
The
original manuscript
of Erdös problems (containing the like of "marshmellow" and "acorn"), hand written by Ron Graham.
We are all human. Erdös could make a mistake too. Here is
"Some remarks and corrections to one of my papers"
by Paul in 1947.
More
Erdös letters
and
more
.
From these letters, we can see his spirit and his kindness. Erdös brought math to mathematicians and vice versa. That is why we all love him so much!
A cartoon by XKCD:
The dead walk the earth
to get an Erdös number.
"The 100th Birthday of Paul Erdös"
by Bruce Torrence in Math Horizon.
"Centenary of Mathematician Paul Erdös"
by Colm Mulcahy in Huffington post.
"Happy 100th Birthday, Paul Erdös"
by Ken Regan.
Stories about Paul Erdös and Ron Graham in an
interview of Tom Brown
.
Useful links:
Collected papers
of Paul Erdös .
Erdös number project
and the
collaboration graph.
The website of
Erdös' problems on graphs
more to come.
This page is still under construction.