Education

First time a Woman wins Top Mathematics Prize Award

First time a Woman wins Top Mathematics Prize Award

An Iranian female mathematician wins the equivalent of the Nobel prize for Math. First time a female, first time an Iranian, first time someone from a Muslim background wins the award.

First time a Woman wins Top Mathematics Prize Award

Maryam Mirzakhani, 37 years old, will be awarded the Fields Medal — widely considered math’s Nobel Prize, since there is no Nobel for mathematics — at a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday morning. Born and raised in Iran, she has been a professor at Stanford University since 2008.
She’s a graduate of the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, a PhD from Harvard, and has been a Professor at Stanford. May she serve to inspire young girls everywhere of all they can aspire to.
Her research is on “the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces.”

“In the U.S. about 30% of the graduate population at research departments are women,” said Daubechies. “But a higher percentage of women leave academia than men, so we have an even lower percentage of women postdocs and an even lower percentage of women in faculty. It is not just that the numbers are small, it is also that more leave percentage wise I hope that will change.”

Comments

Post a comment here

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Education
@iMZahidIqbal @eZahidIqbal

Member of National Youth Assembly of Pakistan. Writing about developing World technologies and entrepreneurship. Associate at Microsoft BizSpark & International Development Innovation Network. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

More in Education

Smart Labs

PITB is working on Smart Labs at government schools in Punjab

Ayesha AzrarMay 10, 2018
Schwarzman Scholarships at Tsinghua University

Fully Funded Schwarzman Scholarships at Tsinghua University China for International Masters Students

Daisy FlorenceApril 19, 2018
Master Scholarship in Computer Network Laboratory, University of Ulsan - Copy

Master Scholarship in Computer Network Laboratory, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea

Patrick WardApril 18, 2018
Abstract of a Dissertation

All One Should Know About the Abstract of a Dissertation

Sarah AliceJanuary 31, 2018
Funded Scholarships Brunei Darussalam

Bachelors, Master & PhD Fully Funded Scholarships Brunei Darussalam

Sarah AliceJanuary 10, 2018
European Union Fully Paid Traineeships

European Union Fully Paid Traineeships

Muhammad Zahid IqbalJanuary 8, 2018
Master Degree Scholarships in Finland Universities

Fully Funded Master Degree Scholarships in Finland Universities

Daisy FlorenceDecember 9, 2017
Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) Robotics Research Program for Undergraduate Students at Carnegie Mellon University

Robotics Institute Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduate Students at Carnegie Mellon University

Liza NicholeDecember 7, 2017
KTH Sweden Scholarships for 60 MS Degree Programs

KTH Sweden Scholarships for 60 MS Degree Programs

Muhammad Zahid IqbalDecember 5, 2017

Copyright © 2014 Khaleej Mag