Rózsa péter: recursive function theory’s founding mother

  title={R{\'o}zsa p{\'e}ter: recursive function theory’s founding mother},
  author={Edie Renee Morris and Leon Harkleroad},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
Take a person who was a major founder of a thriving area of mathematical research. Say that this person wrote, in addition to papers that are still cited 50 years later, the first book in that field. And say that this same person also authored a classic book of mathematical exposition for the general public. Now say that this person was a woman. You would expect, even if her name were not a household word in the mathematical communi ty at large, that at least she would be frequently mentioned… 
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