Photo Caption: Lancaster 1984 - Sheldon Axler and Halmos
“[This photo*] was taken at a conference in Lancaster (England) in 1984, and it represents four mathematical generations. I am at right, next to me is Don (D.E. Sarason), my student, next to him is Sheldon, his Ph.D. student, and next to Sheldon is Pam (Axler), who is, of course, Sheldon’s Ph.D. student.” –Paul R. Halmos, I Have a Photographic Memory
*This photo is a slightly different angle than the photo featured in I Have a Photographic Memory
Photo Caption: Sheldon Axler August 75
Sheldon Axler is Dean of the College of Science & Engineering at San Francisco State University. In 1996, he received the Lester R. Ford Award for expository writing from the Mathematical Association of America for his article “Down with Determinants!” He also served as an Associate Editor of The American Mathematical Monthly.