Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani Dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician and the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal, died on July 14 after a years-long battle with breast cancer. She was 40 years old. Born in Tehran, Iran, Mirzakhani was the first woman to compete on the country’s International Mathematical Olympiad team, earning gold medals in […]