#### Quote of the day

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.

#### Paul Halmos

**Born:**March 3, 1916

**Died:**October 2, 2006

**(aged 90)**

**Bio:**Paul Richard Halmos was a Hungarian-Jewish-born American mathematician who made fundamental advances in the areas of mathematical logic, probability theory, statistics, operator theory, ergodic theory, and functional analysis.

**Known for:**

- Finite-dimensional vector spaces (1942)
- Naive Set Theory (1960)
- Linear algebra problem book (1995)
- Lectures on ergodic theory (1956)
- Logic as algebra (1998)