Maryam Mirzakhani passed away
Maryam Mirzakhani passes away
2014 Clay Research Awards
Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal
Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history
Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, had been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain. She paases away due to cancer at a hospital in the United States on 15 July 2017.
Maryam Mirzakhani (May 3, 1977 – July 15, 2017) was an Iranian-American mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry
A woman has won the world's most prestigious mathematics prize for the first time since the award was established nearly 80 years ago. Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University in California, was named the first female winner of the Fields Medal – often described as the Nobel prize for mathematics – at a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday morning. The prize, worth 15,000 Canadian dollars, is awarded to exceptional talents under the age of 40 once every four years by the International Mathematical Union. Between two and four prizes are announced each time. Three other researchers were named Fields Medal winners at the same ceremony in South Korea. They included Martin Hairer, a 38-year-old Austrian based at Warwick University in the UK; Manjul Bhargava, a 40-year old Canadian-American at Princeton University in the US and Artur Avila, 35, a Brazilian-French researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu in Paris. There have been 55 Fields medallists since the prize was first awarded in 1936, including this year's winners. The Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman refused the prize in 2006 for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture. Mirzhakhani, 37, was among a number of women tipped for the prize in recent years and her success won immediate praise from fellow mathematicians.