The 44-minute film contains a rare interview with Paul Halmos by Peter Renz, revealing his thoughts on mathematics, and how to teach it and write about it. Five bonus features include comments by
mathematicians Robert Bekes, David Eisenbud, Jean Pedersen, and Donald Sarason about their
experiences with Halmos.
Paul Richard Halmos (1916 - 2006) was a Hungarian-born Jewish American mathematician who made fundamental advances in the areas of probability theory, statistics, operator theory, ergodic
theory, functional analysis (in
particular, Hilbert spaces), and
mathematical logic. He was also
recognized as a great mathematical
Wikipedia, Paul Halmos.