Celebrating the Mathematical Work of

Celebrating the Mathematical Work of

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00 to 4:30 PM, Mathematics Building, Room 4000A, UCLA

Professor Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical "Fuzzy Logic",

Professor Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical "Fuzzy Logic",

passed away at the age of 96

2017 Awards Ceremony

2017 Awards  Ceremony

Professor Madjid Samii

Named World Top Neurosurgeon

Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis

Wins NASA’s Top Award

Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the prize, widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," since it was established in 1936.

Officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, the Fields Medal was presented by the International Mathematical Union on Aug. 13 at the International Congress of Mathematicians, held this year in Seoul, South Korea.

The award recognizes Mirzakhani's sophisticated and highly original contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems, particularly in understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces, such as spheres, the surfaces of doughnuts and of hyperbolic objects. Although her work is considered "pure mathematics" and is mostly theoretical, it has implications for physics and quantum field theory.


Source: Stanford University