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.
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.