Martin Davis
Martin Davis  

Photo courtesy George M. Bergman


Born  1928 (age 85–86) New York City 
Nationality  American 
Institutions  New York University 
Alma mater  Princeton University 
Doctoral advisor  Alonzo Church 
Known for  Davis–Putnam algorithm DPLL algorithm work on Hilbert's tenth problem 
Martin David Davis (born 1928) is an American mathematician, known for his work on Hilbert's tenth problem.^{1}^{2}
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Biography
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.^{1}^{2}
He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1950, where his adviser was Alonzo Church.^{1}^{3} He is Professor Emeritus at New York University.
Contributions
Davis is the coinventor of the Davis–Putnam algorithm and the DPLL algorithms. He is also known for his model of Post–Turing machines.
Awards and honors
In 1975, Davis won the Leroy P. Steele Prize, the Chauvenet Prize, and the Lester R. Ford Award for his work on Hilbert's tenth problem.^{2} He became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982,^{2} and in 2012, he was selected as one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society.^{4}
Selected publications
 Martin Davis (1977) Applied nonstandard analysis. Pure and Applied Mathematics. WileyInterscience [John Wiley & Sons], New YorkLondonSydney. xii+181 pp. ISBN 0471198978
 Martin Davis, Ron Sigal and Elaine J. Weyuker, of Computability, Complexity, and Languages, Second Edition: Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science, a textbook on the theory of computability
 Martin Davis (2001), Engines of Logic, Norton^{5}
See also
References
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} Jackson, Allyn (September 2007), "Interview with Martin Davis", Notices of the American Mathematical Society (Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, published 2008) 55 (5): 560–571, ISSN 00029920, OCLC 1480366.
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} 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
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20140317.
 ^ Wallace, Richard R., Mathematicians who forget the mistakes of history, ALICE A.I. Foundation.
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