Nothing But Gold: First Woman Wins Math's Nobel Prize

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Anushay Hossain – Forbes – Thursday, 14 August 2014 (originally published 13 Aug)

My personal interest in the field of mathematics was pretty much non-existent until this week when Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the equivalent of mathematics’ Nobel Prize.

The Fields Medal is given every four years, you can only be awarded it once, and all past 52 medalists have been men.

Thankfully, the latter part changed forever when Mirzakhani, currently a professor at Stanford, became one of four winners awarded this week at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea . . .

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