Mathematician:Paul Richard Halmos

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Mathematician

Hungarian-born mathematician who made fundamental advances in the areas of probability theory, statistics, operator theory, ergodic theory and functional analysis (in particular, Hilbert spaces).

Also famous for his widely-cited book Naive Set Theory.


Nationality

Hungarian-American


History

  • Born: 3 March 1916, Budapest, Hungary
  • Died: 2 Oct 2006, Los Gatos, California, USA


Achievements

Definitions of concepts named for Paul Richard Halmos can be found here.


Publications


Notable Quotes

It is security. Certainty. Truth. Beauty. Insight. Structure. Architecture. I see mathematics, the part of human knowledge that I call mathematics, as one thing -- one great, glorious thing.


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