Sculpture of Maryam Mirzakhani to be unveiled

September 19, 2017

TEHARN – An sculpture of renowned Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is to be unveiled today at the National Library and Archive of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NLAI).

Mirzakhani, 40, fought with cancer for four years and died of breast cancer at a hospital in the U.S. on July 14.

The family of the late mathematician, the director of NLAI, Ashraf Boroujerdi, and other cultural and scientific personalities will participate in the unveiling ceremony.

Maryam Mirzakhani, was the first-ever female winner of the prestigious Fields Medal prize

The two times gold medal winner in the International Mathematical Olympiad received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Iran’s Sharif University of Technology in 1999 and earned a PhD degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 2004.

From 2004 to 2008 she was a Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow and an assistant professor at Princeton University. She was a professor at Stanford University. Her honors include the 2009 Blumenthal Award for the Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics and the 2013 Satter Prize of the American Mathematical Society.

Mirzakhani also became the first woman and the first Iranian to be awarded a Fields Medal.

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