UPDATE: The Stanford University Mathematics Department and the Mathematics Research Center will host a memorial in Professor Mirzakhani's honor. Please see the flyer for further information.
After a long battle with cancer, Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14. She was 40 years old.
Eleny Ionel, Department Chair, said, “It is hard to imagine that someone of her extraordinary energy, determination, and brilliance could be taken away from us at such a young age, in the midst of her outstanding research contributions. It will take time to even begin to come to grips with this tremendous loss.”