Saturday, July 22

Assortative mating

Iranian mathematician, Stanford professor and Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani (who recently died from breast cancer) specialised in the geometry and dynamics of complex curved surfaces, working on moduli spaces, Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, Ergodic theory and symplectic geometry. She leaves a husband, Czech mathematician Jan Vondrák, and a six-year-old daughter Anahita. Of course nothing in life is a given, but I suspect Anahita is one bright little girl.

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