Jul 16 2017
"Breaks my heart", former NASA scientist Firouz Naderi said in a tweet.
The two times gold medal victor in the International Mathematical Olympiad received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Iran's Sharif University of Technology in 1999 and earned a PhD degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 2004.
Mirzakhani is survived by her husband Jan Vondrák, a Czechtheoretical computer scientist and applied mathematician who is an associate professor at Stanford University, and a daughter named Anahita. In 2008, at 31, she became a professor at Stanford.
"What's so special about Maryam, the thing that really separates her, is the originality in how she puts together these disparate pieces", said Steven Kerckhoff, at the time of her Fields Medal award.
The Fields Medal, often described as the mathematician's Nobel Prize, is given every four years to no more than four mathematicians, all of whom are 40 or younger.
Mirzakhani said mathematics made her feel like a detective.
Stanford says her work involved the geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces such as spheres and doughnut shapes.
Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies aged 61
Officially, Liu gained medical parole but he was under guard in a hospital and still a captive, the New York Times reports. His friends said that Lui and his wife wanted to travel to Germany or the United States for treatment. "I'm sorry, Xiaobo.
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"I find it fascinating that you can look at the same problem from different perspectives and approach it using different methods", she said.
She won the prize for a 172-page paper on the trajectory of a billiards ball around a polygonal table that has been hailed as a "titanic work" and the "beginning of a new era" in mathematics.
She received her BSc in mathematics in 1999 from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran and then went on to earn a PhD from Haravard University in 2004.
She scored the International Mathematical Olympiad's gold medal twice - in 1994 and 1995. Kerckhoff is a mathematics professor at Stanford and was one of Mirzakhani's collaborators.
His another post said, "A genius? Yes".
The president further expressed condolences to the country's scientific community and the bereaved family of Mirzakhani over her death.
Jul 14 2017
Fresh Kid Ice, 2 Live Crew Co-Founder, Dies at 53
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Jul 14 2017
Media pick Sooners in Preseason Big 12 Football Poll; OSU second
Smith started all 13 games in the 2016 season and tied for the fifth-most sacks in a year in Baylor history. Five Sooners, including Mayfield, are on the All-Big 12 Football Team - the most in the conference.
Jul 14 2017
Afghan all girl team twice denied visa for robotics competition in US
Officials say the administration could not be prouder of these young female scientists. Photo Teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House worked on a robot in Herat.
Jul 14 2017
Trump Budget Would Cut Deficit But Wouldn't Balance, CBO Says
Its projections included a $2 trillion math error , claiming the amount would be spent twice on balancing the budget and tax cuts. A new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office didn't exactly come to that conclusion.
Jul 11 2017
NSE glitch: Investors continue to face issues
Secondly, the system was expected to be rectified quickly and shifting BCP site would have taken longer time. The Finance Ministry has sought a report from SEBI on this issue. "NSE deeply apologises for the glitch".
Jul 10 2017
United Kingdom hospital seeks court hearing on new Charlie Gard evidence
GOSH said its view of treatment, however, had not changed - but that it believed it was right to seek the view of the High Court. Speaking outside Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) on Sunday, his parents said: "He's our son, he's our flesh and blood".
Jul 10 2017
Iraqi PM declares victory of Mosul battles against IS group
The Iraqi army said on Saturday that a victory in Mosul was imminent but Daesh fighters vowed to "fight to the death" . Meanwhile, fighting goes on in the Syrian city of Raqqa , the de facto capital of the ISIS caliphate.
Jul 09 2017
'Spider-Man:' The attack of the superhero movie
In past years, superhero films brought in hundreds of millions at the box office, but did so while often being panned by critics. We are totally charmed by this mini Spider-Man! At long last, Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jul 08 2017
Manchester bomber didn't act alone; more arrests likely, say police
A home is now being searched as part of the investigation and the suspect is being quizzed by police. He said: "We don't have evidence of a large network".
Jul 08 2017
Without budget, Wednesday's Powerball final one for IL lotto players
The state of IL is dealing with a number of financial problems and does not have the money to pay jackpots more than $25,000. Lucy Rushing, who works at the Four Way Quick Stop in DeSoto, says until recently, lottery tickets sales were popular.
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