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[math-learn] Stanford University commemorates Maryam Mirzakhani
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>From The Tehran Times, Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/417810/Standford-University-commemorates-Maryam-Mirzakhani
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Stanford University commemorates Maryam Mirzakhani

TEHRAN - Standford University held a memorial on
Sunday for Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian genius
mathematician and the first-ever female winner of
the prestigious Fields Medal prize who died of
breast cancer on July 14.

Entitled "In Memory of the Life and Legacy of
Professor Maryam Mirzakhani", the ceremony was
hosted by Stanford Mathematics Department
Mathematics Research Center.

During the event, Maryam's family, friends and
colleagues recalled their memories with her.

Some photos from different stages of her personal
and academic life went on screen during the
ceremony and some pieces of Persian music was
also performed during the event.

At the memorial, in lieu of flowers,
contributions were made to the Maryam Mirzakhani
Graduate Fellowship.

The two times gold medal winner in the
International Mathematical Olympiad, Mirzakhani
received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics
from Iran's Sharif University of Technology in
1999 and earned a PhD degree in mathematics from
Harvard University in 2004 and became full
professor of mathematics at Stanford at the age
of 31.

>From 2004 to 2008 she was a Clay Mathematics
Institute Research Fellow and an assistant
professor at Princeton University. She was a
professor at Stanford University. Her honors
include the 2009 Blumenthal Award for the
Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics and
the 2013 Satter Prize of the American
Mathematical Society.

Mirzakhani also became the first woman and the
first Iranian to be awarded a Fields Medal.

Her honors also include the 2009 Blumenthal Award
for the Advancement of Research in Pure
Mathematics and the 2013 Satter Prize of the
American Mathematical Society.

She is survived by husband the Stanford computer
scientist Jan Vondrák and their 6-year-old
daughter Anahita.
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Sculpture of Maryam Mirzakhani to be unveiled --
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http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/416896/Sculpture-of-Maryam-Mirzakhani-to-be-unveiled

September 19, 2017

TEHARN - An sculpture of renowned Iranian
mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is to be unveiled
today at the National Library and Archive of the
Islamic Republic of Iran (NLAI).

Mirzakhani, 40, fought with cancer for four years
and died of breast cancer at a hospital in the
U.S. on July 14.

The family of the late mathematician, the
director of NLAI, Ashraf Boroujerdi, and other
cultural and scientific personalities will
participate in the unveiling ceremony.

Maryam Mirzakhani, was the first-ever female
winner of the prestigious Fields Medal prize

The two times gold medal winner in the
International Mathematical Olympiad received her
Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Iran's
Sharif University of Technology in 1999 and
earned a PhD degree in mathematics from Harvard
University in 2004.

>From 2004 to 2008 she was a Clay Mathematics
Institute Research Fellow and an assistant
professor at Princeton University. She was a
professor at Stanford University. Her honors
include the 2009 Blumenthal Award for the
Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics and
the 2013 Satter Prize of the American
Mathematical Society.

Mirzakhani also became the first woman and the
first Iranian to be awarded a Fields Medal.

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Jerry P. Becker
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
625 Wham Drive / MC 4610
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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