NGDIR News Section-- Maryam Mirzakhani (May 3, 1977- July 15, 2017) was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics include Teichmuller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.
On 13 August 2014, Mirzakhani became both the first woman and the first Iranian honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work in "the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces".
Awards and honors
- Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.
- National Academy of Sciences 2016
- Elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2015.
- Elected foreign associate to the French Academy of Science in 2015
- Fields Medal 2014
- Plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2014)
- Clay Research Award 2014
- Named one of Nature's ten "people who mattered" of 2014.
- The 2013 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics. "Presented every two years by the American Mathematical Society, the Satter Prize recognizes an outstanding contribution to mathematics research by a woman in the preceding six years. The prize was awarded on Thursday, 10 January 2013, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego."
- Invited to talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Topology and Dynamical Systems & ODE"
- AMS Blumenthal Award 2009
- Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow 2004
- Harvard Junior Fellowship Harvard University, 2003
- Merit fellowship Harvard University, 2003
- IPM Fellowship, Tehran, Iran, 1995-99
God bless her