I would like to refer to a mathematical construction by the names of its discoverers. The issue is that the same construction was discovered by two groups simultaneously, through quite different chains of reasoning. One paper has two authors and the other has five, so there are seven researchers involved in the discovery in total. Obviously I can't refer to it by all seven names, and I'm wondering if there's some other reasonable convention to follow instead.
So for example, if one paper is by A. Alpha and B. Beta, and the other is by G. Gamma, E. Epsilon, Z. Zeta, E. Eta and T. Theta, would it be reasonable to refer to it as the Alpha-Gamma construction, leaving off the names of the other authors? Or would I have to call it something more ad-hoc like AB-GEZET, after their initials?
If it makes a difference, the field is information theory, so I guess somewhere in the intersection between maths, computer science and data analysis. I'm confident that the authors are not listed alphabetically on either paper.
Also in case it makes a difference, the reasons I want to do this are
- It's a solution to a fairly well-defined problem that a number of people have been working on for a while, and it's pretty non-trivial.
- There are many other proposed solutions to the same problem, so it's handy to attach names to them in order to distinguish between them.
- It seems like a nice thing to do for the researchers involved, at least one of whom spent their PhD on it.