Iran: Funeral of top female scientist Maryam Mirzakhani held in Tehran
- 20 July 2017
People gathered in Tehran on July 20, 2017 during the funeral of the Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who has died aged 40 of cancer. In 2014, she was awarded the Fields medal, the discipline’s most celebrated prize. The 52 previous recipients had all been men. Maryam won it “for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces”.
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