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Paul Halmos died on October 2, 2006, at the age of 90. He was a master of mathematics in multiple ways, and he influenced mathematicians and mathematical culture throughout his career. Unlike most other master mathematicians, Paul s legacy was not merely mathematics but rather advice and opinion about mathematical life writing, publishing, speaking, research, or even thinking about mathematics. Paul wrote about each of these topics with an extraordinary mixture of conviction and humility. Paul Halmos s writing affected the professional lives of nearly every mathematician in the latter half of the twentieth century, and it will continue to influence the profession for years to come. --John Ewing

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CastPaul Halmos, Robert Bekes, David Eisenbud, Jean J. Pedersen, Donald Sarason
DirectorGeorge Csicsery
DVD Release Date:  February 25, 2009
Runtime:  44 minutes
Studio:  Zala Films
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The late Paul Halmos was many things in and out of the world of mathematics. He was an educator, mathematician, teacher, writer, speaker, chronicler, and a bit of a philosopher. In this DVD, all of those traits are captured in his answers and comments to the questions he receives. Halmos demonstrates passion, humility and intellectual energy as he puts forward his thoughts on how mathematicians should behave, both in and out of the classroom. His comments on teaching and how you must be both tough …
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