MNA – Two Iranians have made $800,000 gift to Stanford University to launch ‘Maryam Mirzakhani’ graduate fellowship program to support graduate students of Mathematics at Stanford.
Anousheh Ansari and Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard are the two Iranian scientists who have made the $800,000 endowment to Stanford University with the intention of establishing a graduate fellowship program in mathematics named for ‘Maryam Mirzakhani’.
‘Maryam Mirzakhani’ fellowship is awarded to the graduate students of the mathematics department and enables the Stanford University to educate the next generation of trailblazing scientists in this field.
Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian professor of mathematics at Stanford University and the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics. She died of cancer at the age of 40 on 14 July 2017.