Maryam Mirzakhani to be commemorated at Sharif University

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Sharif University is going to hold a commemoration ceremony to play homage to late Iranian math genius Maryam Mirzakhani on November 21.

The commemoration ceremony of Maryam Mirzakhani, the late Iranian mathematician, will be attended by relatives, friends, officials, university professors and students.

The Iranian winner of Fields Medal, also known as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, and Stanford University professor, Mirzakhani, passed away at 40 in a hospital in the US on July 15.

In 1994, Mirzakhani won a gold medal in the Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad, to be the first female Iranian student to have received a gold medal. In the 1995 Toronto International Mathematical Olympiad, she became the first Iranian student to receive a perfect score and to win two gold medals.

She obtained her BSc in mathematics in 1999 from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran. She went to the US and got a PhD from Harvard University in 2004.

Mirzakhani, who was born on May 3, 1977, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, a year before she set the record of the first ever woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics.


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