My Erdős Number (and Paths)
My Erdős Number is 4 (as far as I know). I am aware of the following paths:
- Mirco -> Massimiliano Pontil -> Charles A. Micchelli -> Allan Pinkus -> Paul Erdős
- Mirco -> Reza Olfati-Saber -> Richard Murray -> Leonard J. Schulman -> Paul Erdős
- Mirco -> Ronald A. Peterson -> Daniela Rus -> Noga Alon -> Paul Erdős
- Mirco -> Vito Latora -> Norio Konno -> Tomasz Łuczak -> Paul Erdős
Useful Resources for Research and Academic Advice
Writing, Presenting and General Research Advice
How not to Get a Ph.D. by Estelle M. Phillips and Derek S. Pugh
Some Interesting Randomly Chosen Pointers
Some Randomly Chosen Videos
An Intellectual Battle: Proving the Non-existence of Spaghetti Bolognese
One of my long-standing intellectual battles has been to prove the non-existence of Spaghetti Bolognese: you might be interested in watching this BBC video or read this comprehensive Wikipedia entry in order to get an in-depth introduction to this fundamental ontological problem. And be careful, there are people that are trying to convince us that Spaghetti Bolognese exist starting from a very early age.
You should try Tagliatelle alla Bolognese instead, i.e., the real thing. This survey about Italian food recipes that are not from Italy at all might also be helpful. Even Michael Portillo recently investigated this very important issue in a BBC documentary - watch this video. And this is an article from the Guardian about some Spaghetti Bolognese heretics.
For more about what Bologna can offer in terms of food (real food, not fantasy one) and culture, you might want to take a look at this New York Times article (and also this) and this Guardian article.
Last updated: 5 November 2022.