Documentary Night: Julia Robinson


Julia Hall Bowman Robinson (December 8, 1919 – July 30, 1985) was an American mathematician noted for her contributions to the fields of computability theory and computational complexity theory—most notably in decision problems. Her work on Hilbert's tenth problem (now known as Matiyasevich's theorem or the MRDP theorem) played a crucial role in its ultimate resolution. Robinson was a 1983 MacArthur Fellow. AFTER the documentary - we can have a brief discussion session. NOTE: You must supply your own soda pop and popcorn! :-) Trivia may also follow, so bring your Jeopardy hats too! Agenda: 5:30 PM - Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update; (on your own) Pizza, Popcorn and Soda Pop 5:35 PM - Documentary 6:35 PM - End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion 6:45 PM - Wrap Up ALL times are in EST/EDT (UTC-4 or UTC-5) depending upon local daylight savings times in when effect Virtual: