|Registration Deadline:||December 09, 2019 4 months ago|
|Location:||MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium University of California, Berkeley|
A Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson’s 100th birthday will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at MSRI.
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute will host a Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson’s 100th birthday on Monday, December 9, 2019 at MSRI. Julia Robinson (1919-1985) was an internationally renowned logician of the twentieth century. She was a trailblazer in mathematics as well as in many other ways: she was the first woman president of the American Mathematical Society, and the first woman mathematician elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.
Participating Speakers at the Symposium (9:15am - 4:15pm at MSRI)
- Martin Davis (Courant Institute, New York University)
- Kirsten Eisentrager (Pennsylvania State University)
- Yuri Matiyasevich (St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences)
- Lou van den Dries (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Public Lecture (5:00-6:00pm at UC Berkeley's Sibley Auditorium)
- Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon University)
Her most famous work, together with Martin Davis and Hilary Putnam, led to Yuri Matiyasevich'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.
This symposium is free of charge and open to the public. Advance registration is requested to assist with workshop logistics, but registration on site is also available.
Photo credit: George Bergman
Events in Conjunction
To learn more about the public lecture at UC Berkeley following the MSRI symposium, click here.
To learn about the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at UC Berkeley on Saturday, December 7, 2019, click here.
The documentary film "Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem", featuring many of the symposium participants, visit Zala Films. This film will be shown at the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at UC Berkeley on December 7.Show less
Dec 09, 2019