Last update 11:56:33 AM


NCRI Iran News

An Iranian Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math’s highest honor, the Fields Medal.

The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on Wednesday.

The prize and $13,700 is awarded every four years to mathematicians 40 years old or younger. It was established in 1936.

Mirzakhani, 37, won for complex theoretical math on the symmetry of curved surfaces, including spheres and even doughnuts.

Mathematics has long been dominated by men, with women comprising 28 percent of the doctorates in mathematics and statistics in 2011-2012, only 5 percentage points up from two decades earlier, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Iran News In Brief

Maryam Rajavi’s Remarks in US Congress Hearing, 29 April 2015

 

Live Q&A with Amb. Giulio Terzi

Latest News

Online conf. to expose foreign assistance to Iran regime nuclear program

May 25, 2015

West should support Iranian Resistance, Amb. Giulio Terzi urges

May 25, 2015

 Iran: Qods Force Deputy Commander acknowledges meddling in Yemen

May 25, 2015

West must stop Iran supporting terrorists and abusing human rights under nuclear deal, Congressman demands

May 25, 2015

NCRi on Twitter