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Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Kanopy (Firm)
 Format
 Video; Streaming Video; Online
 Summary
 Julia Robinson, a pioneer among American women in mathematics, rose to prominence in a field where often she was the only woman. Julia Robinson was the first woman elected to the mathematical section of the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to become president of the American Mathematical Society. Her work, and the exciting story of the path that led to the solution of Hilbert's tenth problem in 1970, produced an unusual friendship between Russian and American colleagues at the height of the cold war. In this film, Robinson's major contribution to the solution of H10 triggers a tour of 20th century mathematics that moves from Paris in 1900, through the United States, to the Soviet Union and back. Following the passionate pursuit of an unsolved problem by several individuals in different countries adds to the emotional intensity of the mathematical quest. The film covers important events in the history of modern mathematics while conveying the motivations of mathematicians, and exploring the relationship between mathematical research and the development of computers. The key protagonists and advisors to the project are recognized as the most prominent in their fields. Julia Robinson's story, and the presence of prominent women in mathematics in the film, should inspire young women to pursue educational opportunities and careers in mathematics.
 Release Date
 2008
 Language
 English
 Notes
 Title from title frames.
 Published
 [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
 Recording Info
 Originally produced by Zala Films in 2008.
 Publisher no.
 1116213 Kanopy
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 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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