Maryam Mirzakhani

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Maryam Mirzakhani
Born May 1977 (age 36)
Tehran, Iran
Residence U.S.
Nationality Iranian
Fields Mathematician
Institutions Princeton University
Stanford University
Alma mater Sharif University of Technology
Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Curtis McMullen[1][2]
Notable awards Blumenthal Award (2009)

Maryam Mirzakhani (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی ‎; born May[3] 1977) is an Iranian mathematician, Professor of Mathematics (since September 1, 2008) at Stanford University.[4] Her research interests include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.[3] She is an alumna of the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), in Tehran, Iran. She studied at Farzanegan high school.

She found international recognition as a brilliant teenager after receiving gold medals at both the 1994 International Mathematical Olympiad (Hong Kong) and the 1995 International Mathematical Olympiad (Toronto), where she finished with a perfect score.[5]

Mirzakhani obtained her BSc in Mathematics (1999) from the Sharif University of Technology. She holds a PhD from Harvard University (2004), where she worked under the supervision of the Fields Medallist Curtis McMullen. She was a Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow and a professor at Princeton University.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • The 2013 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics. "Presented every two years by the American Mathematical Society, the Satter Prize recognizes an outstanding contribution to mathematics research by a woman in the preceding six years. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego."[6]
  • Full professor of Mathematics at Stanford University at age of 31, 2008.
  • AMS Blumenthal Award 2009[6]
  • Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow 2004.
  • Harvard Junior Fellowship Harvard University, 2003.
  • Merit fellowship Harvard University, 2003.
  • IPM Fellowship The Institute for theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran, 1995-1999.
  • She gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Topology and Dynamical Systems & ODE".[7]


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