Stanford University

Shaghayegh Fazliani and Arnav Tripathy Awarded Mirzakhani Fellowships

Today, in honor of International Day of Women in Mathematics, the Stanford Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce the recipients of the Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022. The Mathematics looks forward to welcoming these two Mirzakhani Fellows in the Fall. 

The Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship as awarded to the incoming student Shaghayegh Fazliani. Shaghayegh is completing her undergraduate studies at teh Sharif Institute of Technology and will start the PhD program at Stanford in the Fall quarter.

The Mirzakhani Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to Arnav Tripathy. Arnav received his PhD from Stanford in 2016 under the direction of Professor Ravi Vakil. he ahs been a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and a Benjamin Peirce Instructor at Harvard University. His research focuses on algebraic geometry and mathematical physics. 

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. Mirzakhani 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. Maryam’s passion for mathematics and pursuing deep, challenging questions will continue to inspire future generations of mathematicians, and Stanford Mathematics is proud to continue her legacy.