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Maryam Mirzakhani (born May 3, 1977) is an Iranian-American mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University.
On 13 August 2014, Mirzakhani became both the first woman and the first Iranian honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work in “the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces”.
Her research topics include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.