A K Peters/CRC Press
Published January 15, 2008
ISBN 9781568814285 - CAT# K00797
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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. 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. Julia Robinson's story, and the presence of prominent women in mathematics in the film, is an inspiration to young women to pursue educational opportunities and careers in mathematics.
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Libraries and Universities may purchase the film (including performance rights) for $149.00.
Robinson's story is told with affection and respect, backed by a wide array of archival footage, stills, and recordings, as well as recollections from other mathematicians, and—especially—reminiscences by her sister Constance Reid (author of a biography on Robinson), who provides a warm personal touch.
—F. Swietek, Video Librarian, July 2008
This movie contains a portrait of Julia Robinson, a mathematician widely recognized for her contribution to the solution of Hilbert's tenth problem. Together with her life story, it explains the history and principles of this outstanding result.
—EMS Newsletter, December 2009