Monday, July 23, 2012

Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem

Around midnight I awoke on the sofa, TV on, at the beginning of a documentary on Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem. Julia Robinson was one of the first women recognized in the modern mathematics world by her peers. It was a fascinating documentary on a subject I knew nothing about. I don't understand the problem Ms. Robinson solved but here it is from Wikipedia http://goo.gl/997Kl. I can only imagine the intellect it took to solve it. More women mathematicians in history @http://goo.gl/YLbzR