Brian Cox has an Erdős-Bacon-Sabbath number

If anyone has an Erdős-Bacon-Sabbath number, Brian Cox is exactly the sort of person you might expect to have one. The keyboardist, particle physicist, and BBC science presenter is no more than 7+3+3 degrees of separation from the centers of the EBS graph.

Sean from Timeblimp first suggested the possibility of Brian Cox having a well-defined Erdős-Bacon-Sabbath number, but to my knowledge nobody had worked out his Erdős number until now. I managed to find a path of length seven.

The above connections use only papers with three coauthors or fewer. Cox has worked in gigantic collaborations like ATLAS, so it's quite possible that there might be a shorter path.

Brian Cox — not to be confused with the other Brian Cox — is three degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon through his many TV appearances, including cameos on Doctor Who.

Brian Cox had a successful music career before finishing his PhD and also has a Sabbath number of three.