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Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977 - 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani from Stanford, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal died on July 14 after a long battle with cancer. Maryam Mirzakhani, who wrote her PhD dissertation at the Harvard mathematics department in 2004 under the guidance of Curtis McMullen. Her mathematical work is in the interplay between dynamical systems theory and geometry.

A memorial for Maryam Mirzakhani will be held on Sunday, August 13, from 5 to 7pm, in Science Center D. For more details see the event page. Poster.
A lecture of Maryam given in 2015:

Links: The Laudatio for Maryam on the ICM 2014:

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