Some Trivia | Mathematics | SIU

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Some Trivia

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  • Some retro bits and pieces: 1. Ernie Shult, famous for his contributions to the theory of finite groups, studied and worked for a while at SIUC (see p.4)..

  • Centers where our faculty have collaborative ties: Philip Feinsilver at Nancy, France.

  • One of our colleagues, Lane Clark, has Erdös Number 1. Most of our faculty have Erdös Number 2 or 3, while the worldwide mean Erdös Number among mathematicians is about 5. (More on this piece of mathematical folklore).