Halmos, Paul R.

Halmos, Paul R. (Richard)

(1916–  ) mathematician; born in Budapest, Hungary. Emigrating to America to study (1934), he specialized in pure mathematics. A noted teacher, his most recent post was Santa Clara University (1984). He was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and author of an autobiography.
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