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


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RT : Rest in peace, Maryam Mirzakhani
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8 weeks ago by pozorvlak
breast cancer ... the disease spread to her liver and bones in 2016. Mirzakhani was 40 years old.
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9 weeks ago by maoxian
Gone far too soon - Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies | Stanford News
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9 weeks ago 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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9 weeks ago by jimmykduong
RIP Maryam Mirzakhani
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10 weeks ago by peterood
So sad to hear that Fields medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani has died
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10 weeks ago 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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10 weeks ago by asfaltics
RT : “You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.
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10 weeks ago by oismail91
RT : “You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.
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10 weeks ago by johnmaeda
Terrible, unexpected news. :(
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10 weeks ago by akalin
RT : “The majority of mathematicians will never produce something as good,” or any of us for that matter. A great loss.
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10 weeks ago by charisse
RT : Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies.
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10 weeks ago 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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10 weeks ago by sriramv
RT : “You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math." Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani has died.
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10 weeks ago 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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10 weeks ago 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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10 weeks ago by pondage