Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies | Stanford News

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Gone far too soon - Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies | Stanford News

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july 2017 by TomRaftery

"Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14, after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old."

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july 2017 by jimmykduong

So sad to hear that Fields medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani has died

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july 2017 by shakeel

Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies

Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died July 15 after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old.

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A self-professed “slow” mathematician, Mirzakhani’s colleagues describe her as ambitious, resolute and fearless in the face of problems others would not, or could not, tackle. She denied herself the easy path, choosing instead to tackle thornier issues. Her preferred method of working on a problem was to doodle on large sheets of white paper, scribbling formulas on the periphery of her drawings. Her young daughter described her mother at work as “painting.”

“You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math,” she told one reporter.

In another interview, she said of her process: “I don’t have any particular recipe [for developing new proofs] … It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out.”

July 15, 2017

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Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died July 15 after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old.

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A self-professed “slow” mathematician, Mirzakhani’s colleagues describe her as ambitious, resolute and fearless in the face of problems others would not, or could not, tackle. She denied herself the easy path, choosing instead to tackle thornier issues. Her preferred method of working on a problem was to doodle on large sheets of white paper, scribbling formulas on the periphery of her drawings. Her young daughter described her mother at work as “painting.”

“You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math,” she told one reporter.

In another interview, she said of her process: “I don’t have any particular recipe [for developing new proofs] … It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out.”

July 15, 2017

july 2017 by asfaltics

RT @Stanford: “You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.

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july 2017 by oismail91

RT @Stanford: “You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.

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july 2017 by johnmaeda

RT @adamgoldmanNYT: “The majority of mathematicians will never produce something as good,” or any of us for that matter. A great loss.

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july 2017 by charisse

RT @adamgoldmanNYT: Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies.

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july 2017 by bperrier

The Stanford press release on the death of the great Maryam Mirzakhani, the only female winner of the Fields medal

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july 2017 by sriramv

RT @Stanford: “You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.

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july 2017 by dalcrose

“You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.

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july 2017 by maluta

“You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.

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july 2017 by pondage