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Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian Mathematician and professor of Mathematics who was honoured with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics, becoming the first Iranian to be honoured with the award and the first of only two women to date.
The Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath), formerly the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), is an independent nonprofit mathematical research institution and are establishing an Endowed Professorship position in Maryam’s honour.
Please join us to hear from Tatiana Toro, Director of the SLMath on Maryam's life and research, followed by a brief clips from the Maryam’s documentary film's interviews with mathematicians, Iranian faculty and students, and others that discusses Dr. Mirzakhani's life, work, and how she's inspired so many.
Tatiana Toro's Biography:
Tatiana Toro was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010. She became a Guggenheim Fellow in 2015. She was elected as a member of the 2017 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) "for contributions to geometric measure theory, potential theory, and free boundary theory". At the University of Washington, she was the Robert R. & Elaine F. Phelps Professor in Mathematics from 2012 to 2016 and is currently the Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Professor from 2016 to 2022. Toro was named MSRI Chancellor's Professor for 2016–17 with the University of California, Berkeley. She was awarded the 2020 Blackwell-Tapia Prize. She was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2020, and she was the inaugural speaker of the AMS Maryam Mirzakhani Lectures in January 2020.
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