Stanford mathematician first female winner of Fields prize

[HTML1] As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny. Today, Mirzakhani — a 37-year-old mathematics professor at Stanford University — still writes elaborate stories in her mind. The […]

Stanford mathematician first female winner of Fields prize

Maryam Mirzakhani and three others honored

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Science Now

Meet the First Woman to Win Math's Most Prestigious Prize

[HTML1] As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or ...

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Wired Science

First female Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani hopes she will encourage young female mathematicians and scientists

The first woman to be awarded a prestigious mathematics medal equivalent to the Nobel Prize has said she hopes her achievement will inspire young female scientists and mathematicians.

Wed 13 Aug 14 from The Independent

Fields medallist: How Rubik's cube inspired new maths

Manjul Bhargava, who has just won the most coveted prize in mathematics, explains the link between Rubik's cube and his groundbreaking work in number theory

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Newscientist

Top Mathemathics Prize Awarded to a Woman For First Time

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani wins the Fields Medal, considered the Nobel of math, and breaks into a male-dominated academic elite. All 52 previous winners of the award were men

Tue 12 Aug 14 from TIME

Iranian is first woman to win prestigious math prize

An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious global prize known as the Fields Medal, the International Congress of Mathematicians announced Tuesday.

Tue 12 Aug 14 from Phys.org

First female winner for maths medal

Iranian-born Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

Tue 12 Aug 14 from BBC News

Iranian woman wins maths' top prize, the Fields medal

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University is the first woman to win the Fields medal, alongside three male mathematicians receiving the award in Seoul

Tue 12 Aug 14 from Newscientist

Iranian is first woman to nab highest prize in maths

Maryam Mirzakhani is among four young researchers to win Fields Medals, awarded every four years.

Tue 12 Aug 14 from Nature News

Woman wins math's highest honor

For the first time in history, a woman has received the highest honor in mathematics, often nicknamed the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

Wed 13 Aug 14 from CNN

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