Paul Halmos

1916 - 2006

Paul Halmos

Paul Richard Halmos (Hungarian: Halmos Pál; March 3, 1916 – October 2, 2006) was a Hungarian-born American mathematician and statistician who made fundamental advances in the areas of mathematical logic, probability theory, statistics, operator theory, ergodic theory, and functional analysis (in particular, Hilbert spaces). He was also recognized as a great mathematical expositor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Halmos has received more than 161,465 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 476th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Paul Halmos ranks 476 out of 746Before him are Ernst Schröder, Eric Temple Bell, Abū Ja'far al-Khāzin, Joseph Valentin Boussinesq, Dinostratus, and Guidobaldo del Monte. After him are Edward Arthur Milne, Jai Singh II, Abraham Wald, Jakob Hermann, Bhāskara I, and Pierre Raymond de Montmort.

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Among people born in 1916, Paul Halmos ranks 117Before him are Ugo Locatelli, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Erik Nilsson, Jackie Gleason, Charles Kittel, and Zail Singh. After him are Dom Mintoff, Robert H. Dicke, Jack Arnold, Rossano Brazzi, Movita Castaneda, and Penelope Fitzgerald. Among people deceased in 2006, Paul Halmos ranks 146Before him are Maureen Stapleton, Anita O'Day, Trevor Berbick, Desmond Dekker, Angelica Rozeanu, and Igor Sergeyev. After him are Paul Gleason, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Ferenc Szusza, Rudi Carrell, Gert Fredriksson, and Lee Jong-wook.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Paul Halmos ranks 291 out of 500Before him are Tivadar Puskás (1844), Géza Toldi (1909), Ferenc Farkas (1905), László Paskai (1927), Mátyás Szűrös (1933), and Paul von Jankó (1856). After him are Ferenc Szusza (1923), Vilmos Aba-Novák (1894), Gyula Zsivótzky (1937), Károly Palotai (1935), László Kovács (1939), and Tibor Déry (1894).


Among mathematicians born in Hungary, Paul Halmos ranks 10Before him are Joseph Petzval (1807), Marcel Grossmann (1878), Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930), John G. Kemeny (1926), Frigyes Riesz (1880), and Peter Lax (1926). After him are Alfréd Rényi (1921), Dénes Kőnig (1884), Endre Szemerédi (1940), László Lovász (1948), Vera T. Sós (null), and Raoul Bott (1923).

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