Celebrating Women in Mathematics

09 May, 2020

Maybe not everyone knows who Maryam Mirzakhani was.

She was an Iranian mathematician – full professor of Mathematics at Stanford University and one of the world’s maximum experts in geometry and dynamic systems. Her captivating and surprising results, as well as her life and career, inspire people who want to achieve their dreams in science.

In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani received the prestigious Fields Medal for "her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces", thus becoming the first winner of that award, considered as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics. Maryam Mirzakhani died three years ago at only 40 years of age.

The International Mathematical Union chose the 12th May – the date of her birthday – to celebrate “Women in Mathematics” in her memory.

The Department of Mathematics and Geosciences organises the projection of the film by George Csicsery “Secrets of the surface, the Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani”.

This movie – in English with Italian subtitles – was filmed between Canada, Iran and the United States and illustrates her life and achievements in mathematics.

Monday 11 May at 20:30

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