Mariam Mirzakhani wins the Field Medal of Mathematics

13 08 2014

A professor of mathematics at Stanford University in California, iranian-native Mariam Mirzakhani won the 2014 Field Medal of Mathematics and becomes the first woman winner. The panel appreciated the Mirzakhani’s innovative contributions in the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces.

The Fields Medal is awarded every 4 years to at most 4 mathematicians under 40 years. It is regarded as the highest honor a mathematician can receive.

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