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Iranian is first woman to nab highest prize in maths

  1. Aug 13, 2014 #1

    Lisa!

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    Full professor of Stanford at the age of 31, the first woman to win the "Nobel prize of mathematics".

    News:
    http://www.nature.com/news/iranian-is-first-woman-to-nab-highest-prize-in-maths-1.15686

    Video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Ycv05Q4Ao

    Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryam_Mirzakhani
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  4. Aug 13, 2014 #3

    lisab

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    From wmac's wiki link:

    Wow, she's not even 40 yet! She's an extraordinary person.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2014 #4

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    The stipulation of the fields medal is it must be awarded to young mathematicians so everyone who recieves it is below that age. But good for her. She is clearly both hard working and incredibly brilliant which is the perfect combination. These IMO medalists are ridiculously talented people and for her to be IMO brilliant and research brilliant is plain awesome.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2014 #5

    Lisa!

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    She's my friend's friend! That's why I was so excited!
     
  7. Aug 14, 2014 #6

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    Quite a remarkable thing to wake up to.

    She really likes surfaces. Anyone know specifics of her research?
     
  8. Aug 14, 2014 #7
    Check the wiki page, I guess it points to publications etc.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2014 #8

    ShayanJ

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    Its good to see people from my country getting that high in science. I hope I'll see more. In fact I hope I'll be one such person!
     
  10. Aug 15, 2014 #9
    Does anyone on this forum understand the work of this person?
     
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