Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies at age of 40

Saturday, 15 July 2017  (1 week ago)
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian- born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer.

She was 40. Mirzakhani' friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran. "A light...

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