Courtesy of Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal for her sophisticated and highly original contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems.

Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in August. The first woman to receive the award, Mirzakhani was honored in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.