Maryam Mirzakhani: The Greatest Female Mathematician

Known as a trailblazer in the field of mathematics, Mirzakhani overcame great odds to become the only woman, and only Iranian, to receive the revered Fields Medal—considered the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for mathematics. Despite succumbing to breast cancer at the age of 40 in 2017, Mirzakhani shepherded in a new age of mathematics with her unprecedented work…

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