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Saturday, July 15, 2017

"A Light Was Turned Off Today..."



VERY sad news today in the math world with the announcement of mathematician/Fields Medalist's Maryam Mirzakhani death from cancer at the all-too-young age of 40. When I see some more lengthy tributes to her posted I’ll add some links below. For now I'll pass along Erica Klarreich's profile from a few years back... and, a Neil Diamond oldie:


ADDENDA:

Terry Tao posted this:
https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/maryam-mirzakhani/

This from Stanford University where she was a professor:
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/07/15/maryam-mirzakhani-stanford-mathematician-and-fields-medal-winner-dies/

The New York Times obituary now here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/us/maryam-mirzakhani-dead.html

This from The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/16/maryam-mirzakhani-iranian-newspapers-break-hijab-taboo-in-tributes

And Evelyn Lamb weighs in here for Scientific American:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mathematics-world-mourns-maryam-mirzakhani-only-woman-to-win-fields-medal/

And John Baez on Google+:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+johncbaez999/posts/dbHpKHSuefz

The wonderful Siobhan Roberts in the New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/maryam-mirzakhanis-pioneering-mathematical-legacy




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