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117. Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem (2008)

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Julia Robinson (1919-85) was a pioneer among American women in mathematics, rising to prominence in a field where she was often the only woman. 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. (55 minutes.)

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