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Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died on July 14th of breast cancer.

She had studied at Sharif University in Iran, earned a PhD at Harvard, and worked at Princeton and Stanford. In 2014 she became the only woman and the only Iranian to have won the Fields medal.


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