We [he and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free, we write basis-free , but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury. Irving Kaplansky

We [he and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free, we write basis-free , but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury.

A good student is one who will teach you something. Irving Kaplansky

A good student is one who will teach you something.

Born: March 22, 1917

Died: June 25, 2006

Profession: Mathematician

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