PAUL HALMOS Celebrating 50 Years of Mathematics

  • John H. Ewing
  • F. W. Gehring

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mathematician, Writer, and Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald J. Albers
      Pages 3-4
    3. John H. Ewing, F. W. Gehring
      Pages 5-20
    4. John H. Ewing, F. W. Gehring
      Pages 21-32
    5. Leonard Gillman
      Pages 33-48
    6. W. M. Priestley
      Pages 49-59
    7. John H. Ewing, F. W. Gehring
      Pages 61-69
  3. The Way It Was

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. John H. Ewing, F. W. Gehring
      Pages 72-74
    3. Warren Ambrose
      Pages 75-78
    4. R. P. Boas
      Pages 79-86
    5. Irving Kaplansky
      Pages 87-89
    6. J. L. Kelley
      Pages 91-96
    7. Hans Samelson
      Pages 97-102
    8. E. H. Spanier
      Pages 103-107
    9. Morris W. Hirsch
      Pages 109-118
    10. Rob Kirby
      Pages 119-125
    11. R. G. Douglas
      Pages 127-131
    12. Lawrence J. Wallen
      Pages 133-142
    13. John H. Ewing
      Pages 143-148
    14. G. L. Alexanderson
      Pages 149-152
  4. Some Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Shiing-shen Chern
      Pages 169-177
    3. Peter Rosenthal
      Pages 179-188
    4. J. L. Doob
      Pages 189-193
    5. Donald Sarason
      Pages 195-204
    6. F. W. Gehring, G. J. Martin
      Pages 205-220
    7. William H. Gustafson
      Pages 237-255
    8. Sheldon Axler
      Pages 257-263
    9. Raymond M. Smullyan
      Pages 297-304
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-320

About this book


Paul Halmos will celebrate his 75th birthday on the 3rd of March 1991. This volume, from colleagues, is an expression of affection for the man and respect for his contributions as scholar, writer, and teacher. It contains articles about Paul, about the times in which he worked and the places he has been, and about mathematics. Paul has furthered his profession in many ways and this collection reflects that diversity. Articles about Paul are not biographical, but rather tell about his ideas, his philosophy, and his style. Articles about the times and places in which Paul has worked describe people, events, and ways in which Paul has influenced students and colleagues over the past 50 years. Articles about mathematics are about all kinds of mathematics, including operator theory and Paul's research in the subject. This volume represents a slice of mathematical life and it shows how many parts of mathematics Paul has touched. It is fitting that this volume has been produced with the support and cooperation of Springer-Verlag. For over 35 years, Paul has contributed to mathematics publishing as founder and editor of many outstanding series.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John H. Ewing
    • 1
  • F. W. Gehring
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6964-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0967-6
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