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The collected works of Julia Robinson. Ed.: Solomon Feferman. (English) Zbl 0855.01047

Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (AMS). xliv, 338 p. (1996).
The book under review gathers together all the published works of Julia Bowman Robinson (1918-1985): one devoted to statistics, one to the theory of games and 23 papers devoted to the main field in which J. Robinson was active, i.e. to the theory of effectively calculable functions and its applications (among them are also papers written together with M. Davis, H. Putnam, and Y. Matijasevich devoted to Hilbert’s tenth problem). All papers are reproduced as facsimiles (with the original pagination). The book contains also a short introduction written by Constance Reid, J. Robinson’s sister and the biographer of a number of mathematicians, as well as a 26 page paper by S. Feferman devoted to the life and work of J. Robinson (the latter appeared in the 1994 volume of the “Biographical memoirs” of the National Academy of Sciences).

MSC:

01A75 Collected or selected works; reprintings or translations of classics
03-03 History of mathematical logic and foundations

Biographic References:

Robinson, Julia
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