The US expressed condolences to the family of Miriam Mirzahani

  • The US expressed condolences to the family of Miriam Mirzahani

Washington: Alan Ayr, an employee of the Bureau of Energy Resources of the US State Department, expressed condolences to the family and friends of the Iranian scientist Mariam Mirzahani.

"Condolences to the family and friends of Miriam Mirzakhani. Let him rest in peace, "said Ayr.

In turn, Gary Lewis, the coordinator of the UN system in Iran, also spoke about the death of the only female laureate of the Fields Prize in mathematics.

"It was sad to learn about the death of Miriam Mirzakhani ... Iran's smart daughter, wife, mother, professor. May her soul rest forever in peace, "Lewis said.

Today, July 15, at the age of 40, the only woman who was awarded one of the most prestigious Fields Prizes in mathematics - Iranian Mariam Mirzahani, died.

Mariam defended her doctoral dissertation at Harvard, and in 2008 she became a professor at Stanford University. In 2014 she became the first woman, and also the first representative of Iran to receive the Fields Prize for "outstanding contribution to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and the theory of the spaces of their modules".

In 2013, Mariam Mirzahani was diagnosed with breast cancer, because of which she died.

The Fields Prize is awarded to several mathematicians every four years at the International Mathematical Congress. The award bears the name of the President of the VII International Mathematical Congress, who proposed in 1924 to reward young mathematicians for outstanding services in the field of this science.

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