Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Speaker:Zala Films (Video)

Abstract: "From the Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem is a video portrait of Julia Robinson. The biographical documentary features a heroine, captivated by the lure of unsolved mathematical problems, who rises against formidable obstacles to assume a leading role in her field. Robinson's pursuit of these problems, and one in particular—Hilbert's tenth problem—brought her face to face with critical developments in 20th century mathematics. The film presents Robinson's life in the context of the 70-year search for a solution to the tenth problem.

Julia Robinson's work hinged on the ideas of key protagonists in the history of mathematics and logic: David Hilbert, Alfred Tarski, Alan Turing, and Kurt Gödel, among others. The film interweaves the personal story of this important figure in American mathematics with the discovery of new ideas that led to the development of computers."
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{Zala Films (Video)}",
title   = "{Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{6 April}",
year    = "{2017}"