(1919–1985) Mathematician and educator
Julia Hall Bowman Robinson is best known for her work in decidability and decision problems, including an area of computation theory known as Hilbert’s tenth problem. Robinson was a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. She had faced ill health since suffering rheumatic fever as a child, and so never undertook a full-time schedule while teaching there. She spent much of her personal time volunteering in support of progressive political candidates.
Number 195 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.