Stanford University

Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani Exhibit and Fellowship Reception

Hannah Larson

Stanford Mathematics Department hosted a reception on May 13, 2019 to remember our former colleague Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, to announce the inaugural recipients of the Maryam Mirzakhani Fellowship, and to show the Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani Exhibit. 


The Remember Maryam Mirzakhani Exhibit is curated by Thaís Jordão and designed by Rafael Meireles Barroso. This exhibition first opened at the (WM) ², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, and remained open during the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians. It is a moving collection of 18 original posters containing striking images from Maryam’s life and work.


Maryam Mirzakhani joined Stanford as a Professor of Mathematics in 2009. She made dramatic advances in our understanding of the geometry and dynamics of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces. Maryam received the 2013 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics, the Clay Research Award in 2014 and the Fields Medal in 2014. She was also elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. 

The Maryam Mirzakhani Fellowships will support outstanding students in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford, helping us attract and develop the next generation of world leaders in mathematics. Maryam's passion for mathematics and her deep and fundamental contributions to it will continue to inspire future generations of mathematicians to follow, in her footsteps. 

The Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship, made possible by a generous endowment from Rouzbeh Yassini and Anoush Ansari was awarded to Hannah Larson. Hannah is a 2nd year graduate student working in algebraic geometry with Professor Ravi Vakil. The Maryam Mirzakhani Postdoctoral Fellowship, made possible by a generous donation from Jun Ye and Caren Wang was awarded to Isabel Vogt. Isabel is finishing her PhD at MIT in algebraic geometry and number theory, working with Bjorn Poonen and Joe Harris. She has been visiting our department this year and will be joining us as a postdoctoral fellow this Fall. 

Photo: Hannah Larson, Isabel Vogt, Caren Wang and Jun Ye