Mathematician:Paul Richard Halmos
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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.
- Born: 3 March 1916, Budapest, Hungary
- Died: 2 Oct 2006, Los Gatos, California, USA
Definitions of concepts named for Paul Richard Halmos can be found here.
- 1938: Invariants of Certain Stochastic Transformation: The Mathematical Theory of Gambling Systems (PhD thesis)
- 1942: Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces
- 1949: Application of the Radon-Nikodym Theorem to the Theory of Sufficient Statistics (with Leonard Savage)
- 1950: Measure Theory
- 1951: Introduction to Hilbert Space and the Theory of Spectral Multiplicity
- 1956: Lectures on Ergodic Theory
- 1959: Entropy in Ergodic Theory
- 1960: Naive Set Theory
- 1962: Algebraic Logic
- 1963: Lectures on Boolean Algebras
- 1978: Bounded Integral Operators on $L^2$ Spaces (with V. Sunder)
- 1985: I Want To Be a Mathematician: An Automathography
- 1987: I Have a Photographic Memory
- 1991: Problems for Mathematicians, Young and Old
- 1996: Linear Algebra Problem Book
- 1998: Logic as Algebra (with Steven Givant)
- 2008: Introduction to Boolean Algebras (with Steven Givant)
- 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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