|Born||1928 (age 87–88)
New York City
|Institutions||New York University|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Thesis||On the Theory of Recursive Unsolvability (1950)|
|Doctoral advisor||Alonzo Church|
|Doctoral students||John Denes, Robert Di Paola, Thomas Emerson, Ronald Fechter, Richard Gostanian, Keith Harrow, Barry Jacobs, Jean-Pierre Keller, Moshe Koppel, David Linfield, Donald W. Loveland, Eugenio Omodeo, Donald Perlis, Alberto Policriti, Richard Rosenberg, Edward Schwartz, Ron Sigal, Eric Wagner, Martin Zuckerman|
|Known for||Davis–Putnam algorithm
work on Hilbert's tenth problem
|Notable awards||Chauvenet Prize (1975)|
Davis's parents were Jewish immigrants to the US from Łódź, Poland, and married after they met again in New York City. Davis grew up in the Bronx, where his parents encouraged him to obtain a full education.
Awards and honors
In 1975, Davis won the Leroy P. Steele Prize, the Chauvenet Prize (with Reuben Hersh), and in 1974 the Lester R. Ford Award for his expository writlng related to his work on Hilbert's tenth problem. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982, and in 2012, he was selected as one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society.
- Davis, Martin (1977). Applied nonstandard analysis. New York: Wiley. ISBN 9780471198970.
- Davis, Martin; Weyuker, Elaine J.; Sigal, Ron (1994). Computability, complexity, and languages: fundamentals of theoretical computer science (2nd ed.). Boston: Academic Press, Harcourt, Brace. ISBN 9780122063824.
- Davis, Martin (2000). Engines of logic: mathematicians and the origin of the computer. New York: Norton. ISBN 9780393322293.
- Review of Engines of logic: Wallace, Richard S., Mathematicians who forget the mistakes of history: a review of Engines of Logic by Martin Davis, ALICE A.I. Foundation.
- Hardcover edition published as : The Universal Computer
- Davis, Martin (1995), "Is mathematical insight algorithmic", Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 13(4), 659–60.
- Jackson, Allyn (September 2007), "Interview with Martin Davis" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (published May 2008), 55 (5), pp. 560–571, ISSN 0002-9920, OCLC 1480366.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Martin Davis", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Martin Davis at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Davis, Martin (1973). "Hilbert's tenth problem is unsolvable". Amer. Math. Monthly. 80: 233–269. doi:10.2307/2318447.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2014-03-17.
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