Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win Nobel for Mathematics, dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani dead: Iranian math genius and first female Fields Medal winner loses cancer battle

Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian-born mathematician and the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the U.S.

The world-renowned Iranian mathematician and Stanford professor died from breast cancer at a hospital in the United States.

Mirzakhani was drawn to mathematics while in high school in Iran's capital, Tehran, where she grew up.

Her educational qualifications boasted of a PhD at the Harvard University in 2004, and later a professorship at Stanford.

In 2016, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, adding her to the ranks of Einstein, Oppenheimer and Edison.

Nicknamed the "Nobel Prize for Mathematics", the Fields Medal is only awarded every four years to between two and four mathematicians under 40.

Mirzakhani had been battling cancer for four years.

"Maryam was a brilliant mathematical theorist, and also a humble person who accepted honors only with the hope that it might encourage others to follow her path", he said. By then, she was already a star, having won gold medals in the International Mathematical Olympiad in the mid-1990s - after becoming the first girl ever named to Iran's team.

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At the time she was praised for the stunning advances she had made in some of the most complicated areas of the mathematics.

"A light was turned off today. far too soon".

Firouz Naderi, a former Iranian director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, had also announced her death in an Instagram post earlier in the day. She became a professor at Stanford University in 2008. Her young daughter described her mother at work as "painting".

As a professor and scholar, Mirzakhani's pictures helped her write stories with her math.

The paper she completed based on that exercise was published in 2013.

He said:"The news of young Iranian genius and math professor Maryam Mirzakhani's passing has brought a deep pang of sorrow to me and all Iranians who are proud of their eminent and distinguished scientists".

Mirzakhani is survived by her husband, an associate professor at Stanford University, and daughter Anahita.



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