Dame of the Day: Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani

Today’s Dame of the Day is Maryam Mirzakhani (May 1977-). Mrizakhani loved math from a young age; in 1994, she became the first Iranian woman to win gold at the International Math Olympiad. One year later, she improved on that performance and became the first Iranian woman to achieve a perfect score and win two golds in the competition. In 2014, Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal for her work in understanding curved surfaces; she is the first woman and the first Iranian to ever win the award.

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