Maryam Mirzakhani

1977 - 2017

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Maryam Mirzakhani (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی‎, pronounced [mæɾˈjæm miːɾzɑːxɑːˈniː]; 12 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics included Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. In 2005, as a result of her research, she was honored in Popular Science's fourth annual "Brilliant 10" in which she was acknowledged as one of the top 10 young minds who have pushed their fields in innovative directions.On 13 August 2014, Mirzakhani was honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maryam Mirzakhani has received more than 2,343,454 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Maryam Mirzakhani is the 389th most popular mathematician (up from 450th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Iran (up from 218th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Iranian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Maryam Mirzakhani ranks 389 out of 828Before her are Qin Jiushao, Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam, Ernesto Cesàro, Pierre Wantzel, Adriaan van Roomen, and Yutaka Taniyama. After her are Yakov Sinai, Edward Kasner, Alain Connes, Luigi Cremona, Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, and Helmut Hasse.

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Among people born in 1977, Maryam Mirzakhani ranks 30Before her are Luca Toni, Gianluca Zambrotta, Mark van Bommel, Chris Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Mette Frederiksen. After her are Robert Enke, Antonio Di Natale, Milo Ventimiglia, Tom Welling, Edward Furlong, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Among people deceased in 2017, Maryam Mirzakhani ranks 171Before her are Lennart Nilsson, Shashi Kapoor, Miloslav Vlk, Roger Walkowiak, Veljo Tormis, and Aleksey Batalov. After her are Charles Robert Jenkins, Marjorie Boulton, Todor Veselinović, Predrag Matvejević, Michael Ballhaus, and Albert Zafy.

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Among people born in Iran, Maryam Mirzakhani ranks 216 out of 463Before her are Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (1940), Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), Mithridates IV of Parthia (null), Subh-i-Azal (1831), Ibn al-Faqih (null), and Amir Kabir (1807). After her are Shaul Mofaz (1948), Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919), Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967), Mostafa Chamran (1932), Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (854), and Mohammad Beheshti (1928).

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Among mathematicians born in Iran, Maryam Mirzakhani ranks 7Before her are Omar Khayyam (1048), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Al-Karaji (953), Abu Nasr Mansur (960), and Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135). After her are Caucher Birkar (1978).