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Fields Medal 2014 to Maryam Mirzakhani

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Aug12-14, 10:27 PM
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Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the prize [Fields Medal]. Per this profile in Quanta Magazine, Mirzakhani was raised and received her undergraduate degree in Iran before attending graduate school at Harvard, where she finished her doctoral thesis in 2004. She's won the Fields for her work with the "dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces"

Stanford Report, August 12, 2014

Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.

There were three other winners.
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Aug13-14, 01:16 AM
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Ah, Manjul Bhargava finally won it. I was an avid follower of his worked Putnam solutions (along with Kiran Kedlaya and Lenny Ng).

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