He then posted: "A genius? Yes. It breaks my heart... gone far too soon." in an Instagram posting. "Maryam was a brilliant mathematical theorist, and also a humble person who accepted honors only with the hope that it might encourage others to follow her math".
Stanford said her work involved the geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces such as spheres and doughnut shapes. "Her contributions as both a scholar and a role model are significant and enduring, and she will be dearly missed here at Stanford and around the world". "Mirzakhani was the first Iranian woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences previous year, in recognition of her 'distinguished achievement in original research.' She was in good company: Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell were past honorees". Her questions came in English.
A self-professed "slow" mathematician, Mirzakhani denied herself the easy path, choosing instead to tackle thornier issues.
Mirzakhani was born in Tehran and lived there until she began her doctorate work at Harvard University, later taking a professorship at Stanford University. She liked to read and thought that maybe she would become a writer.
Mirzakhani is survived by her husband, an associate professor at Stanford University, and daughter Anahita.
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