Maryam Mirzakhani, was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University
Women in Math at University of Waterloo recognises and supports the new initiative to celebrate Women in Mathematics around the world on May 12.
May 12th marks the birthdate of the late female mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani. She was an Iranian mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.
Her beautiful and astonishing results and her life and career are an inspiration for everyone, women and men, to pursue their dreams in science.
In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces. She died tragically from cancer in 2017 at the early age of 40.
Tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani by the American Mathematical Society
You can read more about the activities for this occasion here.
"May 12th is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics. The celebration takes place every year, all around the world...The goal of the day is to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming and inclusive work environment for everybody,"
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20 minute film on Journeys of Women in Math
This film has been created by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics, filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, and all made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation. For more information on the film, please see here. Showing of this movie is free