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Maryam Mirzakhani, only woman to win Math’s top prize, has died

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Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford University professor who in 2014 became the first and to date only woman to win the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize, died Friday after a long battle with breast cancer, BBC News, the New York Times and other media outlets have reported. Born in Tehran, Iran in May 1977, Mirzakhani...
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Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, who became the only woman to receive the highest honor in mathematics, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. The Iran native thrived in her study of curved surfaces such as doughnut shapes and amoebas. Collegues said other bright minds in the...

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