• science feminism math maths mathematics women in stem mindblowingscience •
science feminism math maths mathematics women in stem

Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner

Image above: Winners of the 2014 Fields Medal in Mathematics, from left: Maryam Mirzakhani, Artur Avila, Manjul Bhargava and Martin Hairer. 

An Iranian mathematician is the first woman ever to receive a Fields Medal, often considered to be mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The recipient, Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was one of four scheduled to be honored on Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea.

The Fields Medal is given every four years, and several can be awarded at once. The other recipients this year are: Artur Avila of the National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics in Brazil and the National Center for Scientific Research in France; Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University; and Martin Hairer of the University of Warwick in England.

The 52 medalists from previous years were all men.

"This is a great honor. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians," Dr. Mirzakhani was quoted as saying in a Stanford news release on Tuesday. "I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years."

Continue Reading.


report
1007 notes / 5 years 1 month ago
Illustration art computers feminist feminism mathematics Ada Lovelace artists on tumblr Women in Science artists of tumblr women in stem computer programming historical women women of history steminist lisa sterle badass women of history
History science math Astronomy astrophysics mathematics nasa physics Women in Science minimalist posters woc Alice Ball women of color minimal posters minimal art hydrogeneportfolio women scientists hydrogene women in stem kalpana chawla shirley ann jackson Maryam Mirzakhani Chien-Shiung Wu woc in science women of color in STEM women of color in science flossie wong-staal minimal science posters
For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, an...
science feminism math maths mathematics women in stem
women green earth feminist science chemistry feminism math biology mathematics physics conservation DNA Jane Goodall ecology chimpanzee space exploration ddt dna structure grace hopper hydrogeneportfolio marie curie minimal women in science poster pesticide rachel carson radium rosalind franklin silent spring watson and crick women scientists
girls girl comedy lady television HBO woman feminism sitcom silicon valley carla Engineer sv Women in Science STEM thomas middleditch kumail nanjiani women in stem Zach Woods
  • Interviewer:What advice would you give lay persons who would
  • like to know more about mathematics—what it is,
  • what its role in our society has been and so on?
  • What should they read? How should they proceed?
  • Dr. Mirzakhani:This is a difficult question. I don’t think that everyone
  • should become a mathematician, but I do believe that
  • many students don’t give mathematics a real chance.
  • I did poorly in math for a couple of years in middle
  • ...
Illustration art quote b&w artwork numbers bw b/w wisdom science blackandwhite grayscale maths mathematics vertical equation scientific infographics infograph chaosophia218 depiction Mathematical equation calculation math formulas
science feminism Women in Science STEM female representation women in stem GirlsWithToys
math mathematics stats math puns math humor maths jokes stats jokes
life space universe carl sagan science chemistry bill nye bill nye the science guy Cosmos evolution math Neil deGrasse Tyson Astronomy astrophysics biology maths mathematics brian cox Pinterest physics Planet Earth sas science gif famous scientists blunt science
Consider going into a classroom and looking around, and you’re the only man there. Even if you’re totally ok with that (heck, yo...