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Video: Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win top maths prize

Stanford University’s Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the world’s most prestigious prize in mathematics. Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, was awarded the Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul on August 13. The prize is awarded every four years to exceptional talents under the age of 40. This video was shown at the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians conference in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: International Mathematician Union


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