Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

9 December 2019, Symposium in Honour of Julia Robinson's Centenary, Berkeley CA, U.S.A.

Date: Monday 9 December 2019
Location: Berkeley CA, U.S.A.

A Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson's 100th birthday will be held on Monday December 9, 2019 at MSRI. Julia Robinson (1919-1985) was a leading mathematical logician of the twentieth century, and notably a first in many ways, including the first woman president of the American Mathematical Society and the first woman mathematician elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Her most famous work, alongside others including Martin Davis and Hilary Putnam, led to Yuri Matijasevich's solution in the negative of Hilbert's Tenth Problem, showing that there is no general algorithmic solution for Diophantine equations. She contributed in other topics as well. Her 1948 thesis linked the undecidability of the field of rational numbers to Godel?s proof of undecidability of the ring of integers.

Confirmed participants in this day-long celebration of her work and of current mathematics insprired by her research include: Lenore Blum, who will give a public lecture, Lou van den Dries, Martin Davis, Kirsten Eisentrager, and (provisionally yes) Yuri Matijasevich.

For more information, see http://www.msri.org/workshops/955.