Saturday, July 15, died Miriam Mirzakhani, the first ever woman to receive the award of the fields, the BBC reports. She was 40 years old.
Miriam Mirzakhani was born in Tehran, he received his secondary education at the school Farzanegan – one of the schools for girls, within the structure of National organization for development of exceptional talents in Iran. In 1994 and 1995 won the gold medal at the international mathematical Olympiad. In 1999 he graduated from the University of Sharif in Tehran.
Since 1999, lived in the United States. In 2004 he received his doctorate from Harvard University. In 2008, he was Professor of mathematics at Stanford University.
In 2014, became the winner of the field prize for «outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and the theory of spaces of their modules».
Died in Stanford hospital from the effects of breast cancer that was first diagnosed in 2013.
Miriam left her husband, Ian, Vondrak, a native of the Czech Republic, a scientist working in the field of computer science.