Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem

Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Julia Robinson (1919-1985)

Credit: APT

Julia Robinson, a pioneer among American women in mathematics, rose to prominence in a field where often she was the only woman.

Narrated by actress Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem, airing Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World, presents the inspiring life story of the pioneering American mathematician Julia Robinson (1919-1985) and charts her major contribution to solving one of the 20th century's most vexing mathematical questions — Hilbert's Tenth. The documentary is pieced together by a wide array of archival footage, stills and recordings, recollections from other mathematicians — including the three others responsible for solving H10 — and warm reminiscences by her sister/biographer, Constance Reid.