Julia Robinson Mathematician

Julia robinson

Julia Hall Bowman Robinson (December 8, 1919 – July 30, 1985) was an American mathematician best known for her work on decision problems and Hilbert's Tenth Problem. Robinson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Ralph Bowers Bowman and Helen (Hall) Bowman. Her older sister was the mathematical popularizer and biographer Constance Reid. The family moved to Arizona and then to San Diego when the girls were a few years old. Julia attended San Diego High. She entered San Diego State University in 1936 and transferred as a senior to University of California, Berkeley in 1939. She received her BA degree in 1940 and continued in graduate studies. She received the Ph.D. degree in 1948 under Alfred Tarski with a dissertation on "Definability and Decision Problems in Arithmetic". In 1975 she became a full professor at Berkeley, teaching quarter-time because she still did not feel strong enough for a full-time job. Hilbert's tenth problem asks for an algorithm to determine whether a Diophantine equation has any solutions in integers.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 8th, 1919
United States of America
Date of death
July 30th, 1985 at age of 65
Place of death
Oakland, California, United States of America
Cause of death




1. University of California, Berkeley Colleges/University

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. Established in 1868 as the result of merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California (UC). Berkeley has been charged with providing both "classical" and "practical" education for the state's people and is generally considered to be the flagship institution in the University of California system. Berkeley co-manages three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Institution info

Type University
2012. 3.33 bil. $
2011. 3.03 bil. $
2010. 2.6 bil. $
Institution colors
March 23rd, 1868
200 California Hall # 1500, 94720 - Berkeley, California
2012. 25,774
2011. 25,885
2010. 25,540
2009. 25,534
2006. 23,863
2012. 10,125
2011. 10,257
2010. 10,293
2009. 10,313
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.0 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 25.6 %
2010. 21.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.9 K $
2012. 12.9 K $
2011. 12.8 K $
2010. 10.9 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
Official web page www.berkeley.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended University of California, Berkeley connected by profession and/or age

b. 1920., Mathematician
b. 1918., Mathematician
b. 1914., Mathematician
b. 1923., Mathematician
b. 1921., Mathematician
b. 1917., Mathematician
b. 1920., Mathematician
b. 1948., Mathematician

2. San Diego State University Colleges/University

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. It is the third-oldest university in the California State University system, and one of the oldest universities in California. SDSU has a student body of approximately 31,303 (as of the beginning of the Fall 2011 academic year) and an alumni base of more than 200,000. San Diego State University received nearly 60,000 undergraduate applications for the 2011 Fall semester. The school accepted 14,480 high school seniors and 2,748 transfers with an acceptance rate of 28.7% for the 2011 academic year.

Institution info

Type Public university
2013. 145 mil. $
2010. 109 mil. $
Institution colors
5500 Campanile Drive, 92182 - San Diego, California
2013. 27,809
2010. 23,960
2009. 26,796
2013. 4,950
2011. 4,932
2010. 5,227
Acceptance rate
2012. 31.3 %
2010. 30.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.77 K $
2011. 6.58 K $
2010. 5.21 K $
2009. 4.9 K $
2008. 3.75 K $
Official web page www.sdsu.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended San Diego State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1916., Actor
b. 1918., Military Person
b. 1923., Psychologist
b. 1915., Politician
b. 1916., Organization founder
b. 1923., American Football Guard
b. 1916., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1918., Writer

3. San Diego High School School

San Diego High School is an urban public educational complex comprising six small schools located on the southern edge of Balboa Park, in San Diego, California. It is part of the San Diego Unified School District. It is the oldest high school in the San Diego Unified School District and one of the oldest public schools in all of California; the oldest still on its original site. It's flagship school is the School of International Studies, ranked the 44th best high school in the nation by US News with an IB exam pass rate of 98% and an API score of over 800. Other schools include the School of The Arts; School of Science & Technology ; School of LEADS; School of Business; and School of Communications.

Type Comprehensive high school
1405 Park Blvd., 92101 - San Diego, California
Official web page sdhs.sandi.net
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Notable alumni by gender

People attended San Diego High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1916., Actor
b. 1916., Businessperson
b. 1991., Basketball Center
b. 1911., TV Editor
b. 1932., American Football Defensive lineman
b. 1936., Baseball Outfielder

Written work

1.The collected works of Julia Robinson

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at Providence

Awards won

1983 MacArthur Fellowship

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Mathematics Award-Winning Work
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

1982 Noether Lecture

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with


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