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Paul Halmos — Expositor Par Excellence

  • V. S. Sunder
Part of the Operator Theory Advances and Applications book series (OT, volume 207)

Abstract

Paul Richard Halmos, one of the best expositors of mathematics — be it with pen on paper or with chalk on blackboard — passed away on October 2, 2006 after a brief period of illness. This article is an attempt to pay homage to him by recalling some of his contributions to mathematics.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

47-xx 

Keywords

Halmos Hilbert space operator theory ergodic theory 

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Suggested reading

  1. [1]
    P.R. Halmos, Selecta — Research Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1983.Google Scholar
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    P.R. Halmos, Selecta — Expository Writing, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1983.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

Technical papers by Halmos

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    Ten Problems in Hilbert space, Bulletin of the AMS, Vol. 76, No. 5, pp. 9887–993, 1970.Google Scholar
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    Ten Years in Hilbert space, Integral Eqs. and Operator Theory, Vol. 2/4, pp. 529–564, 1979.Google Scholar

Expository articles by Halmos

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    How to write Mathematics, l’Enseignement mathématique, Vol. XVI, No. 2, pp. 123–152, 1970.Google Scholar
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    How to write Mathematics, Notices of the AMS, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 155–158, 1974.Google Scholar
  3. [7]
    The Teaching of Problem Solving, Amer. Math. Monthly, Vol. 82, No. 5, pp. 466–470, 1975.Google Scholar

Two non-technical books by Halmos

  1. [8]
    I want to be a Mathematician é an Automathography, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985.Google Scholar
  2. [9]
    I have a Photographic Memory, AMS, Providence, RI, 1987.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Sunder
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Mathematical SciencesChennaiIndia

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