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The Autobiography of Julia Robinson

by Constance Reid

Award: George Pólya

Year of Award: 1987

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, (1986), pp. 3-21

Summary: The life of Julia Robinson, the first female mathematician to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and the first female president of the American Mathematical Society.

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About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, (1986) Constance Reid

is the author of From Zero to Infinity, A Long Way from Euclid, and biographies of David Hilbert, Richard Courant, Jerzy Neyman and E.T. Bell.  She is the sister of Julia Robinson.

Subject classification(s): Biographies of Mathematicians
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008