Tehran, Aug. 14, IRNA – Vice-President and head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Ali-Akbar Salehi, in a message on Thursday, congratulated Pro. Maryam Mirzakhani on winning the Fields Medal – known as ˈthe Nobel Prize of mathematics.ˈ
Salehi wished success and prosperity for Ms. Mirzakhani.
Fields Medal is awarded every 4 years to between 2 and 4 young mathematicians who must be no older than 40.
Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University is the first woman ever to win the prize since it was established in 1936.
She was awarded the Fields Medal for her sophisticated and highly original contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems.
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