Here is my article for the Times Higher Education Supplement on how I worked out the closeness of my creative links to the mathematician Paul Erdös, the actor Kevin Bacon, and the heavy metal music group Black Sabbath, and found myself to be in the same category as Brian Cox, Buzz Aldrin and Einstein. Stephen Hawking has me beaten, though (EBS=8), as has Lawrence Krauss, with a remarkable EBS=7. Lawrence’s achievement was the stimulus for my writing about this topic, but I forgot to mention his name in the article! Sorry about that, Lawrence, but at least your picture now heads this blog.

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