Mathematicians Mapped Out Every “Game of Thrones” Relationship to Find the Main Character

It’s the network study you’ve all been waiting for! Who is the most popular Game of Thrones character? Prof. Beveridge of Macalester College and one of his undergraduate students have calculated a number of network statistics based on the proximity of names mentioned in George R. R. Martin’s famous novels. The only question is: can these metrics help predict who is likely to meet an unfortunate end in the future? If popularity is a significant predictor then I’m not looking forward to what happens next!

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