Top math prize has its first female winner
Monday, August 18, 2014 11:14 AM
The New York Times: 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 winners 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.