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

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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.